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Holiday Happening

Sunday, December 20

Happy Holidays from Christopher Newport University! Make your holiday merry by joining us for a very special broadcast of our annual Holiday Happening concert.

This year, our concert will air on WHRO channel 15 at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 20. We will re-broadcast the program in its entirety on the CNU YouTube channel directly afterwards.

This festive production will feature performances from Christopher Newport students and faculty members filmed at locations around campus.


Composition Performers
A Marching Captains Holiday
arr. John Lopez
Marching Captains
Dr. John Lopez, director
The Hills are Bare in Bethlehem
Text by W. Walker, from Southern Harmony (1835)
arr. Ralph Johnson
Chamber Choir and University Chorale
Dr. John Irving, conductor
Trinidad Tidings
John Willmarth
Percussion Ensemble
Prof. Scott Amman, director
Kelly Rossum
Michael McNeil, piano
Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Kelly Rossum, director
Carol of the Bells
Mykola Leontovych
arr. Lynn Palmer
Harp Ensemble
Dr. Anastasia Pike, director
We Come A-Caroling
arr. Matthew Naughtin
University Orchestra
Dr. Jacob Tews, conductor
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Robert MacGimsey
arr. Donald Morse
Mr. Donald Morse, piano
Go Tell It On the Mountain
John Wesley Work, Jr.
arr. Donald Morse
Mr. Donald Morse, piano
In dulci jubilo, BWV 729
Johann Sebastian Bach
Benjamin Vogan, organ
(from the Broadway musical, Elf)
arr. Andy Beck
Dr. John McGuire, tenor
Adeste Fideles
John Francis Wade
arr. Aldo Forte
Dr. John McGuire, tenor
O Holy Night
Adolphe Adam
arr. Aldo Forte
Dr. Rachel Holland, soprano
Christmas Day
Michael W. Smith
arr. Clydesdale
Bradley Blair and Mia Jackson, soloists
Jingle All the Way Medley
arr. David T. Clydesdale
Audience, Music Theatre, Strings, Wind Ensemble Dr. Mark U. Reimer, conductor


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A special thanks to WHRO for broadcasting this year's program.

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