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Wheaton College Christmas Festival: Welcome All Wonders
This year the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music is pleased to present the Wheaton College Christmas Festival, Welcome All Wonders. The concert will tell the Nativity story through imagery from The Saint John's Bible, traditional Christmas carols, and the inspired compositions of J.A.C. Redford. Performers include the Wheaton College Women's Chorale, Men's Glee Club, Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and guest artists—Denise Gamez, mezzo-soprano and Soh-Hyun Altino, violin.
Dates and Times
- Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
- Saturday, December 4, 2021, 4:00 – 5:15 pm
- Saturday, December 4, 2021, 7:30 – 8:45 pm
The concerts will run approximately 75 minutes long with no intermission.
All concerts will be held in Edman Memorial Chapel, located on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets in Wheaton. You can also register to watch live online.
Ticket/Online Viewing Information
- Tickets are on sale as of November 5, 2021, and cost $20. Buy Now.
- Viewing online is free, but you must use the registration form to receive a viewing link and log-in information.
- Wheaton College Students can receive a free ticket by volunteering to usher for the performances here. Sign up by Nov. 30.
Led by Dr. John William Trotter Wheaton College Concert Choir is made up of approximately fifty young women and men with a passion for choral music.
This ensemble performs complex choral pieces with original arrangements to provide an ideal performance venue for experienced and motivated choral singers whose goal is to make music at a high level.
Known for its tradition, The Men’s Glee Club (MGC) continues to involve men in life-changing experiences. Founded in 1907, the group is comprised of around 60 men who hail from many different areas of study and many different parts of the world. Over the past 100+ years, this brotherhood has developed a rich cultural heritage including a custom of members referring to each other as "Old Man".
The Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra is comprised of 75+ students. This group of dedicated musicians seeks to learn and perform excellent orchestral repertoire from the 18th century to the present, with the ultimate aim of glorifying God and ministering to others.
Comprised of over sixty students representing many states and a variety of academic majors, the Chorale's central goal is to worship God with its musical offerings, to uplift audiences through shared ministry, and to enrich the college experience for ensemble members.
The Wheaton College Symphonic Band is an all-campus ensemble of 45-60 musicians performing traditional and contemporary wind band music. The band has maintained a tradition of music excellence at Wheaton College for over 125 years. It is a remarkable mix of music and liberal arts majors who enjoy close community and sharing their musical gifts with others.
Founded in the fall of 1972 by Kathleen Kastner, the first concert of the Percussion Ensemble was presented in May of 1973 in Pierce Chapel, as part of the Creative Arts Festival. Since that time, more than 200 students have participated in the ensemble, including music majors, as well as many liberal arts students.