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Averett Celebrates Christmas Nov. 29

November 22, 2011

On Nov. 29, the University will hold its Averett Celebrates Christmas event at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a 40-voiced combined choir of singers from the community and the Averett Singers - eight of those are Averett Singer alumni, one of which graduated 20 years ago and another who drives from Farmville for practice. Following the concert, please make plans to join us for a reception on the Student Center Plaza (across the street on Woodland Drive).

"I am very pleased the University is able to bring this event to the community again this year," said Dr. Gail Allen, who directs the Averett Singers and is head of the music department. "It is our hope that you enjoy this event as much as we've enjoyed preparing for it, because we see this concert as our gift to the Danville community for their continued support of Averett."

The campus will be lighted with luminaries, window candles and blue, white and gold Christmas tree balls. The night will include a concert of music with guest instrumentalists including Julie Money, a harpist from Greensboro, N.C., and readings for the Advent and Christmas seasons. At the conclusion of the event, the official Averett Christmas tree will be lit, weather permitting, outside Pritchett Auditorium.

Prior to the event, join us for our special holiday meal in the Student Center dining hall from 5-7:30 p.m. Dinner that evening is $9.68 for adults, $6.53 for children ages 7-12 and children six and under are free.