Record Attendance at 10th Annual Festival of Carols

More than 700 community members turned out for this year's Festival of Carols, a new attendance record. Attendees also donated a record-breaking amount of food to Pickaway County Emergency Clearinghouse, a local food pantry — more than 1,000 pounds! 

Thank you to all those who attended and participated. This event would not be possible without your continued support. 


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Ohio Christian University will host its tenth annual Festival of Carols and Messiah concert on December 5, 2015, in the beautifully decorat­ed Maxwell Center. Guests will be treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orches­tra that will include students, faculty members, and local musicians. 

In the spirit of the season, the event is the university’s gift to the community with one request: guests are asked to bring canned food items to donate to local min­istries who support needy families. Those who arrive early will enjoy a prelude by the orchestra, along with other musicians and universi­ty ensembles. 

Dr. Dione Bennett, Director of the OCU Chorale and Community Choir, will lead the evening’s music, which will feature festive orches­trations of well-loved Christmas music, beautiful acapella numbers, and Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah.

Dr. Rodney Sones says, "Once again, the OCU Chorale is enjoying a year of growth. We have had tremendous fun preparing this year's concert. Community participation continues to bring many wonderful singers. We hope the concert is a blessing to all who will join us to celebrate the Christmas season."

Enjoy this video from the 2013 Festival of Carols.



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