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Annual George Fox University Christmas concert set for three performances in December

GRAPHIC FILE PHOTO - Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University will host the school's annual Christmas concert, 'Arise, Shine!', on Dec. 6-7.

Always with an undercurrent of faith, George Fox University's annual Christmas concert is a spectacle of sight and sound unveiled within the confines of the Christian university's lauded auditorium. And this year will be no different as the theme is 'Arise, Shine!'

The annual fete is set for three performances, with evening shows at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and a matinee set for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8 in Bauman Auditorium. Pre-concert music will begin 40 minutes before the show in the lobby of the auditorium and the Lindgren Gallery between the auditorium and Ross Center.

This year's performances will feature the university's concert choir, chamber choir, chorale and symphony orchestra comprised of student musicians and members of the GFU community.

Danielle Warner, an assistant professor of music at George Fox, will direct the choral portion of the concert, while symphonic band and symphony orchestra conductor Dwayne Corbin will direct the instrumental portion of the concert.

In addition, more than 150 students and community musicians will tell the Christmas story via well-loved carols and seasonal compositions, all while being accented by dramatic staging and lighting.

Scripture readings and narration will be sprinkled throughout the performances and the concert will offer ample opportunity for the audience to join in the singing of familiar Christmas carols.

This year's line-up of songs include "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "I Wonder as I Wander," "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus," "Brightest and Best," "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night," "Carol of the Bells" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and GFU alumni, and $6 for students and children. They may be purchased online at For more information, call Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.

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