Baylor University Will Host a Variety of Christmas Concerts, Lectures and Special Events

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Nov. 28, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 28, 2017) – Baylor University will celebrate Christmas and the 2017 holiday season with several concerts, lectures, parties and all-university events.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017

ISR Lecture: “Christmas from the Wise Men’s Point of View: The Apocryphal Revelation of the Magi”

3:30 p.m. in Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

***FREE AND OPEN TO THOSE WHO REGISTER***

The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion will host Brent Landau, Th.D. and M. Div., lecturer in the department of religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin for his ISR lecture, “Christmas from the Wise Men’s Point of View: The Apocryphal Revelation of the Magi.” Landau will discuss the apocryphal early Christian writing on the events surrounding the coming of Christ, The Revelation of the Magi, and the differences between this text and the biblical account of Christ’s birth. For more information and to register, visit the Institute for Studies of Religion website.

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017

Christmas at the Mayborn Museum

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Drive.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

Join staff and friends of the Mayborn Museum Complex for Christmas-themed events and activities, including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders. Visitors can participate in a Nativity-themed photo opportunity, make their own holiday decorations and more. Experience a special snow spectacular Spark Lab at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Activities and events are included in the price of admission. Admission is free to museum members and Baylor University students.

A Baylor Christmas

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

The first of three performances of "A Baylor Christmas" features the combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra in Jones Concert Hall. For ticket information, call the Baylor University box office at 254-710-3210.

Christmas on 5th

6 to 10 p.m. in Fountain Mall, Burleson Quadrangle, Traditions Plaza and the Bill Daniel Student Center (The SUB)

***FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

Christmas on 5th Street aims to bring to life a quote from W.T. Ellis, who once said, "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.” The event, which will begin at 6 p.m. on the Baylor campus, will include a tree lighting, a Christmas marketplace, various musical performances, hot cocoa and cookies.

Activities and Locations:

• Freshman Class Council Christmas Tree Farm (Fountain Mall)

• Christmas Marketplace (3rd Floor SUB)

• Carriage Rides (Fountain Mall)

• Train Rides (Fountain Mall)

• Petting Zoo (Fountain Mall)

• Live Nativity (SUB Lawn)

• Pictures with Santa (SUB 2nd Floor)

• Letters to Santa (SUB 2nd Floor)

• Classic Family Portraits (SUB 2nd Floor)

• Designer Christmas Tree Auction (SUB 2nd Floor)

• Christmas Tree Lighting (Burleson Quad)

• NAACP Healthy Christmas Showcase (SUB Den)

Schedule of Events:

• 2 to 10 p.m. Multicultural Greek Council Marketplace, SUB 3rd Floor

• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Baylor Religious Hour Choir Concert, Barfield Drawing Room

• 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Modern Language & Cultures Carols Around the World, SUB Bowl

• 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Baylor Religious Hour Choir Concert, Barfield Drawing Room

• 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. Kappa Omega Tau Christmas Tree Lighting, Burleson Quadrangle

Baylor Bronze Christmas Program

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall in the Waco Hall Complex, 624 Speight Ave.

***FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

Baylor University's 13-member handbell choir presents its annual Christmas program under the direction of Bob Avant, adjunct lecturer in handbells and director of the "Baylor Bronze" Handbell Ensemble.

FRIDAY, Dec. 1, 2017

A Baylor Christmas

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

The second of three performances of "A Baylor Christmas" features the combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra in Jones Concert Hall. For ticket information, call the Baylor University box office at 254-710-3210.

SUNDAY, Dec. 3, 2017

A Baylor Christmas

3 to 4 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

The final performance of "A Baylor Christmas" features the combined choirs of Baylor University and the Baylor Symphony Orchestra in Jones Concert Hall. For ticket information, call the Baylor University box office at 254-710-3210.

MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2017

Chamber Singers Christmas Concert

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

This chamber choir of mixed voices will be led by Brian A. Schmidt, associate professor of choral music in Baylor's School of Music. For ticket information, call 254-710-3210.

TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017

Chamber Singers Christmas Concert

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library, 710 Speight Ave.

***OPEN TO THE PUBLIC***

This chamber choir of mixed voices will be led by Brian A. Schmidt, associate professor of choral music in Baylor's School of Music. For ticket information, call 254-710-3210.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 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 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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