21st annual Christmas concert at PC set for Dec. 7 and 8

Presbyterian College musicians

Presbyterian College will present two performances of its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.

Christmas at PC has rung in the Christmas season for many on and off the Presbyterian College campus for the past 20 years. This year’s program, “The Gift for All Mankind,” promises to do the same.

Christmas at PC performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Both take place in Belk Auditorium. Tickets are $12.

Christmas music, hymns and readings

“I love that the entire PC Department of Music works together to create this wonderful and meaningful program,” said Dr. Karen Buckland, chair of PC’s music department. “It shows the joy and dedication of our students and faculty.”

This year, the PC Choir will perform the Christmas songs “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “The Christmas Waltz.” PC students will also perform “The Christmas Song.”

These Christmas favorites will be sprinkled throughout the concert with more traditional Christmas music, hymns and readings based on scripture passages focusing on the birth of Christ.

Ensembles to Play Christmas Music

The PC Pipes and Drum will perform music on the porch of Belk Auditorium before the concert begins. The PC Percussion Ensemble will perform prelude music on the stage before the concert begins.

The PC Choir, PC Chamber Orchestra, and PC Winds are the larger ensembles that will share the spotlight. The smaller ensembles will include Bella Voce (women's choir), the PC String Quintet, two PC Chamber Wind ensembles, PC Ringers and the Jerius Duncan Quintet, which is composed of all PC students.

Students will play solo performances too. Jarred Brown, from St. Stephen’s, will play the saxophone, and Wataru Matsuyama, from Japan, will play the clarinet.

“The Department of Music is excited about and very thankful to present Christmas at PC,” Buckland said. “Although it features the department through performance, it really showcases our students who share both their time and their love of music by participating in music ensembles and applied lessons.”

Enjoy the Christmas Concert

Tickets are now on sale for Christmas at PC. To save your seat, call 864-833-8470 to buy your tickets or purchase at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/presby/buy-tix?d=0

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