Local students part of George Fox University Christmas concert

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A couple of area students attending George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., are slated to perform in its annual Christmas concert Dec. 13-15.

More than 100 student musicians will participate in event, which will incorporate carols, Scripture reading and narration, according to a release.

Walla Wallan Allison Henckel, a junior elementary education major, and Jeannise Nichols of Athena, a senior allied health major, will perform in the “Tell the Good News!” event in the Bauman Auditorium on campus.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Preconcert music will be offered 45 minutes before each performance. The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting music.georgefox.edu.

Featured groups include the university’s Concert Choir, Men’s and Women’s Chorale, Chamber Choir and Symphonic Band and Strings. More than 100 student musicians will tell the Christmas story through well-loved carols and traditional compositions. Complementary staging, complete with authentic environmental elements, will be featured. The concert will also be interspersed with opportunities for the audience to join in singing familiar Christmas carols.

The event is the largest production of the year put on by the university’s music department. For more information on concert specifics, contact Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university.

More than 3,700 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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