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Tidings of Joy: Averett Celebrates Christmas


November 19, 2013



Averett University will hold its popular annual Averett Celebrates Christmas event on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at West Main Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

Inspired by the world-famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrated annually at King's College, Cambridge, Averett Celebrates Christmas is a candlelit service featuring traditional Christmas carols, inspiring holiday readings, and the Averett University Community Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gail Allen. This year’s service will also showcase the talents of several local/regional musical artists, including cellist Roman Placzek, flutist Janet Phillips, soprano Laura Dawalt, tenor Nathaniel Hartman (a freshman music major at Averett), and pianist Andrew Fitch.

"I love that we are able to bring this event to the community," said Dr. Allen, chair of Averett’s music department. "We see it as a great start to the Christmas season, as well as our gift to the Danville community for their continued support of Averett and all that we do. It is our hope that you will enjoy this event as much as we've enjoyed preparing for it."

Prior to the service, members of the community are invited to an early Christmas dinner in Averett’s dining hall, which will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner, with tax included, is $10.36 for adults, $7 for children 6-12, and for children five and under, there's no charge.