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King University News :: King's Music Department to Present Musical Christmas Gift to Community Dec, 12

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University’s Music Department will offer a melodious gift with their annual Christmas concert in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, Tenn., on Thursday, Dec. 12 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. 

Five different choral ensembles and King’s new Jazz Band will be performing Christmas favorites and traditional seasonal music. Two anthems by local composer, Beth McCoy will be performed. There will be music for all ages.

The program will be under the direction of Shea A. Clay, assistant director of music, W. Patrick Flannagan, professor of music, and Lonny Finley, director of bands.  Student conductors for this concert are senior Adam McCracken of Bristol, Va., senior Michelle Hall of Athens, Tenn., and senior Candace Whitner of Fort Collins, Colo.

 

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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