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Release date: November 29, 2006

Wayland presents American Family Christmas

PLAINVEIW – On Friday, Dec. 1, the Department of Music at Wayland Baptist University will kick off the Christmas season with its American Family Christmas presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Harral Memorial Auditorium.

              The event will feature performances by International Choir, Wayland Singing Men, Wayland Singing Women, Wayland Singers and the handbell ensemble. Those in attendance will also be serenaded by a flute choir which will be performing in the hallway before and after the concert.

              The groups will perform many Christmas favorites such as “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Let it Snow,” and a combined performance of “White Christmas.”

              There will be faculty presentations from Dr. Sandra Mostellar, Dr. Gary Belshaw and Robert Black, as well as audience participation in singing Christmas carols. Jennie Lynn Hodges and Wayland student Lisa Wiginton will present special organ presentations as well. And rumor has it that Santa Claus will also make an appearance.

              Dr. Ann Stutes, Co-Chair of the Division of Fine Arts, said this concert is always a joy for the Department of Music.

              “We appreciate the support the Plainview community gives the Wayland student musicians throughout the year,” Stutes said. “This concert is our gift to our friends and family during this special season. We hope everyone will come out and celebrate the sounds of the season.”

              Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.