Season of Anticipation
Christmas holds a special place on the Baylor calendar and in the hearts of Bears near and far, representing a time of joyful celebration at the intersection of faith, academics and community that makes the Baylor experience distinct.
The Twelve Days of Christmas — daily videos of various performances within the School of Music — will begin Dec. 14 with the final video completing the set Christmas Day. All videos will be shared through the University’s social media.
School of Music Dean Gary Mortenson, D.M.A., said The Twelve Days of Christmas will present high-quality performances chosen by the school’s faculty.
“We are beyond thrilled to be able to showcase our talent and share the celebration widely through this new tradition.” Mortenson said.
A Baylor Christmas, the seasonal concert performed by the Baylor Choirs and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra, will be recorded late November and early December in Jones Concert Hall without an in-person audience. The production will be edited and prepared for a 2022 Christmas season national release through KWTX and the Gray Television Network. A previous recording of A Baylor Christmas will be distributed nationally during the 2021 Christmas season.
The celebration of Advent has become another new Baylor tradition to enhance the spiritual significance of the season. Beginning Sunday, Nov. 28, the University will send weekly emails highlighting devotionals penned by members of the Baylor community, reflecting on their faith, on the truth of scripture and leading believers in taking intentional time to pray and dwell in God’s word.
Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said Advent is a sweet time of preparation.
“We hope you and your family and friends will take this opportunity to come together as one body in Christ to reflect on the miracle of Jesus’ birth -— and the scriptures that foretold His coming — during this sacred season,” Livingstone said.