2012-11-15 / On the Town

Cal Lutheran gives gift of music


HOLIDAY NOTES—Dan Geeting conducts the University Symphony during a past Christmas Festival Concert at CLU. 
Courtesy of CLU HOLIDAY NOTES—Dan Geeting conducts the University Symphony during a past Christmas Festival Concert at CLU. Courtesy of CLU California Lutheran University will present its annual holiday gift to the community with the free Christmas festival concerts, “Let Heaven and Nature Sing,” at 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, and 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 2 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near Campus Drive on the Thousand Oaks campus.

The university’s longest-running annual event will feature a narrated performance of Christmas music, including lesserknown carols and favorites sung by the CLU choirs.

The University Symphony will perform Bach’s “Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 BWV 1052” featuring junior music major Gillian Sanhamel from Moorpark.

The choirs and symphony will join together on “Joy to the World” arranged by John Rutter and three carols arranged by David Willcocks: “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “The First Nowell” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”

Wyant Morton, chair of the CLU music department, and music professor Daniel Geeting will conduct.

Donations will be accepted.

Parking will be available in the lots at Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard. Attendees should arrive early for the best seating and parking.

For information, call the music department at (805) 493-3306 or visit www.callutheran.edu.

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