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Tuesday, December 2
La Catrina, string quartet
Whitley Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

La Catrina Quartet performs the masterworks of the stringquartet repertoire, promotes Mexican and Latin American art music worldwide and works closely with composers to promote the performance of new music. Recipients of Western Michigan University’s All University Research and Creative Scholar Award, its program at Elon will include Haydn's String Quartet No.61 in D minor, Op.76 no.2, Grieg's String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.27, and a selection of short Mexican pieces including Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango.

Elon University Lyceum Series

Admission: $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available November 11

Thursday, December 4
Holiday Celebration with Luminaries
Scott Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Hot chocolate, carol singing and hundreds of luminaries lining the walkways will mark Elon’s annual Festival of Holiday Lights.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Thursday, December 4
Department of Music presents
Messiah:A Soulful Celebration

McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Elon University’s vocal jazz ensemble, élan, will perform music from the album entitled Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. Accompanied by rhythm section and percussion, the concert features jazz and gospel arrangements of sections from Handel’s famous oratorio. This presentation is in anticipation of the combined choirs’ traditional performance of Messiah in spring 2009 with guest soloists and full orchestra.

Sunday, December 7
Moravian Christmas Love Feast and Candle Service
Elon Community Church, 5 p.m.

Brought from Germany to Old Salem, North Carolina, by early Moravian settlers, this traditional Christmas service includes the children’s carol Morning Star, pure beeswax candles, and a simple fellowship meal of coffee and a Moravian bun.

Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life

Monday, December 8
Department of Music presents Celebration of Light McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Camerata, Elon University’s premier choral ensemble, will perform a concert of a cappella works from centuries of choral art in celebration of the holiday spirit. Narration from the collected works of T.S. Eliot, holiday decorations, special lighting effects, candlelight processional and Camerata’s singing will warm the heart. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the fourth installment of this highly acclaimed programming concept and has become an annual part of our community’s anticipation of the season of light. Special guests include professor Don Grady, narrator, and Mary Alice Bragg, organ.


Sunday, December 21
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops
Bruce Kiesling, Resident Conductor
Koury Center, 3 p.m.

Elon University and the Greensboro Symphony invite the community to a concert of traditional holiday favorites. Bring the whole family to this celebration and audience sing-along.

Admission: Non-perishable foods to benefit the Alamance
County Salvation Army.