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Chowan University offering two Christmas concerts

MURFREESBORO – Chowan University’s Department of Music will present two upcoming holiday performances full of traditional Christmas classics and other holiday favorites.

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 pm. the Department of Music will present their annual “Christmas at Chowan” concert in Turner Auditorium. Dr. Lisa Lowry, soprano and new faculty member in the Department of Music, will present “O Holy Night” with resident collaborative artist Paula Pressnell.

The concert will feature the Chowan Winds, and the Jazz Band under the direction of Mike Butrico.

The new Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, will present The Chowan Singers and The Chowan University Men’s Choir in an array of traditional songs.

The free concert will also feature a special children’s time where children can go on stage and enjoy the reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by a mystery guest reader.

On Monday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm, the Chowan Singers at Murfreesboro Baptist Church will present their Winter Choral Concert. This concert will feature traditional Christmas arrangements, but will also include winter themed music.

For more information about the Chowan University Department of Music and their concert schedule, call (252) 398-6236, music@chowan.edu, or visit www.chowan.edu.