Christmas in Hudson Features Sacred Songs and Readings

The Willamette University Choral Department presents its annual Christmas in Hudson Hall Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11 and 12, in Hudson Hall at Willamette. The performance will feature sacred songs and dramatic readings, and the hall will be transformed into a wonderland of lit Christmas trees, wreaths and garland.

The event is a tradition that originated as a lessons and carols service. It has been transformed into a broader service but stays true to its original intent of illuminating the Christmas story through music and reading. Rhetoric Professor Jeanne Clark has prepared a selection of readings from scripture and narratives to tie the service together.

The choirs at Willamette University have performed at Carnegie Hall and in South Africa at the request of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. They have sung for regional, national and international conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Oregon Music Educators Association.

Tickets are $8, and they sell out early. For more information contact Diane Trevett in the Willamette Music Department at (503) 370-6255.