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Wheaton College Christmas Festival

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Risen with Healing in His Wings

God's Tender Compassion for a Hurting World

This year the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music will present a very unique Christmas Festival concert. While we will be unable to invite you to join us on campus, we will be recording and producing a new Christmas Festival Concert which will be available online by registration. Featuring the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, Men's Glee Club, Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and Harp Ensemble we will present a full concert celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This year's concert will also feature special guest, baritone, Will Liverman ’10. 

Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, one of the premier Christian music programs in the country will present Risen with Healing in His Wings, a program with a selection of songs celebrating the comfort that comes from God in times of trial.

We hope you will join us for the concert premiere on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Admission is free although we ask that you consider making a donation in the amount that you would have paid for tickets to support our ensembles. All proceeds from the Christmas Festival go towards the operating budgets for each group. 

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Watch Christmas Festival on American Public Television

This holiday season local public television stations around the country will air "Messiah, Prince of Peace," the 2017 Wheaton College Christmas Festival. 

Our Ensembles

Accordion Variant Try 1Led 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.

Accordion VariantKnown 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".

Accordion VariantThe 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.

Accordion VariantComprised 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.

Accordion VariantThe 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.

Accordion VariantFounded 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.