Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

November 19, 2001

Whitworth Presents 2001 Christmas Festival Concert

The 15th annual Whitworth College Christmas Festival Concert, Sing We Noël, will feature the award-winning Whitworth Choir as well as performances by the Whitworth Chamber Singers; Trouvères, the college's women's choir; the Whitworth Brass and Percussion Ensemble; and the Whitworth Saxophone Quartet. The concert will be directed by Bryan Priddy, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, and Deborah Hansen, associate professor of music.

The concert is based on the Anglican service of lessons and carols. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the touring Whitworth Christmas Festival Concerts, several favorite songs from past Christmas programs will be performed. The concert will also include new songs that represent various world cultures and responses to the Christmas story. Choral and instrumental music will be augmented by readings from scripture and liturgical sources.

The 2001 Christmas Festival Concert will be held in four cities in Washington state. Following is concert information for each location:

Tacoma
Friday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. (prelude at 7:10 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 20 Tacoma Ave. South
Tickets are $13 general admission/$10 seniors and students
To purchase tickets, call Karen Graham at (253) 564-3817

Bellevue
Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. (prelude at 7:10 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE
Tickets are $13 general admission/$10 seniors and students
To purchase tickets, call Carol or Jerry Ringer at (425) 868-4608

Seattle
Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. (prelude at 2:40 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave
Tickets are $13 general admission/$10 seniors and students
To purchase tickets, call Kara Billingsley at (206) 368-6926

Spokane
Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. (prelude at 7: 40 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. (prelude at 2:40 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. (prelude at 6:40 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St.
Tickets are $13 general admission/$10 seniors and students and can be purchased through G&B Select-A-Seat at (509) 325-SEAT, through the Whitworth Music Office at (509) 777-3280, or through Dick Barney at (509) 467-9397.

Tickets may be available to purchase at the door prior to the scheduled concert in each city. The Christmas Festival Concert is recommended for children 6 and older.

Contacts:

S. Bryan Priddy, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4589 or bpriddy@whitworth.edu.

Kevin Benson, fine arts coordinator, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4769 or kbenson@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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