Christmas at Baylor is here again

Nov. 28, 2012

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2012) - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Baylor Campus. Live nativities, Christmas concerts and celebrated traditions warm the campus as the final days of the fall semester come to an end.

• Christmas at Baylor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, Jones Concert Hall, Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

The combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Raines, director of choral activities, will perform their Christmas celebration. For ticket information, call Baylor University School of Music box office at 254-710-3991.

• Christmas On Fifth Street, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza, and the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB), Baylor Campus

Activities include the 46th "Christmas Tree Lighting" presented by Kappa Omega Tau, a "Christmas Marketplace," "Cocoa, Cookies and Carols" presented by the Baylor Religious Hour (BRH) Choir, "New Anthems for an Old Story" and "All Aboard the Mayborn Express." At 9:30 p.m. Christian singer-songwriter Dave Barnes will perform in Burleson Quadrangle.

• Santa's Workshop, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, McLane Student Life Center (SLC), 209 Speight Ave.

Sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and Service in partnership with Aramark, Santa's Workshop seeks to bless young children in our Waco community. The event includes an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as singing, food, crafts and gifts for children ages 3-5 from area Head Start centers and daycares. For more information on Santa's Workshop or volunteering at the event, contact Erin Payseur, associate director of community-based learning at 254-710-1736 or erin_payseur@baylor.edu or visit www.baylor.edu/engage.

• A Christmas Carillon Recital, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, McLane Carillon, Pat Neff Hall Tower, 1320 S. Seventh St.

Lynette Geary, Baylor University Carillonneur, will perform her annual recital for the Christmas season. The program will open with Herbert Colvin's arrangement of the "Doxology," followed by the Roy Hamlin Johnson setting of "Veni Emmanuel" and an arrangement by Roy Hamlin Johnson of 16-century German composer Philipp Nicolai's "Sleepers, Wake."

• Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Memorial Chapel, Memorial Residence Hall, 1425 S. Seventh St.

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at King's College, Campbridge, dates back to 1918. These nine "lessons" trace the biblical narrative from Eden to Christ's birth, from brokenness to hopeful joy. Participants are immersed in the story and find themselves once again waiting with expectation.

• Christmas Program with the Chamber Singers, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Armstrong Browning Library Foyer of Meditation, 710 Speight Ave.

Lunch will follow the performance in the Cox Reception Hall.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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