Holiday music will waft over Wingate

Nov. 20, 2012 @ 06:20 PM

For many, the best part of the holiday season is the music. 

Wingate University will be offering the community numerous opportunities to enjoy the music this holiday season. 

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir will be performing J.S. Bach's Magnifica and part one of Geoge Handel's Messiah with the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra. The choir is under the direction of Kenney Potter.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theatre, which is in the Batte Center on Wingate University's main campus. Admission is free.

In addition, the choirs will perform their annual Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the McGee Theatre. The performance is free to the public and will be at 7:30 pm.m It includes traditional Christmas carols, songs and spirituals. 

"At Wingate, we strongly believe that the performing arts are an important element of a comprehensive collegiate education," Potter, associate professor of music and director of choral activities , said in a statement. "Our vocal and instrumental music programs promote interdisciplinary learning and assist in the development of the whole person: body, mind and spirit." 

The Wingate University Wind Ensemble will perform their holiday concert on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is in the McGee Auditorium in the Batte Center. It is free and open to the public. 

The concert is titled "Christmas Around the World." It will feature traditional holiday music from various different countries. 

The wind ensemble will be under the direction of Dawn Perry, assistant professor of music and director of bands.