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King University News :: Choirs of King College to Present Annual Christmas Gift to Local Community

The choirs of King College will offer a musical gift with their annual Christmas concert in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tenn., on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.  The concert will, once again, serve as a benefit for the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry.  Admission is open to the public and all who attend are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items.  Monetary donations for the Food Pantry will also be accepted. 

Music for the concert consists of a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday songs such as “O Come all Ye Faithful” and “Ogo ni fun oluwa” and will be performed by the five different choral ensembles at King College.  The music represents Christmas traditions throughout history from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. 

The program will be under the direction of Shea A. Clay, assistant director of music, and W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of music.  Student conductors for this concert are junior Adam McCracken, junior Aaron Pena, senior Samantha Salyers, and senior Candace Whitner.

Concert admission is open to the public.  All who attend are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to be donated to the Bristol Emergency Food Pantry.  Monetary donations for the Food Pantry will also be accepted.  For additional information, contact Pat Flannagan at 423.652.4846 or wpflanna@king.edu.

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