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Readings and Carols for the Holiday Season to be Presented Sunday

November 28, 2006

Luminaria 2004.jpgNovember 28, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - You're invited to share in the spirit of the holiday season and enjoy a DePauw University tradition this Sunday, December 3, when the the University Chorus and Chamber Singers come together to present "A Winter's Tale: Readings and Carols for the Season." The program will take place in the Performing Arts Center's Kresge Auditorium on a night when the campus is illuminated with thousands of luminaries. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to all.

Luminaria 2004 3.jpgSunday's evening of music will be directed by Gabriel Crouch and will highlight great works by George Frideric Handel, Gustav Holst, John Rutter, among others. The musical selections will be interspersed with readings from Shakespeare, the Rig Veda (the oldest written religious text in existence), and from letters sent home from the trenches at Christmas in 1914, as well as fictional letters composed in response to the gifts sent in the Twelve Days of Christmas.

The chorus will be joined by John Glennon (piano), Harriet Moore (harp), James Muetzel (flute) and Dennis Fuller (percussion).

Per tradition, DePauw Bonner Scholars will place the luminarias around campus throughout the day, providing a beautiful backdrop for the evening's festivities.

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