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Community Christmas Celebration

Community Christmas Celebration Happening Sunday

by Logan Tolsma, Public Relations Intern

Community Christmas CelebrationCedarville University will host its 20th annual Community Christmas Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Dixon Ministry Center’s Jeremiah Chapel. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the concert will start at 6 p.m.

The concert will include performances by the Cedarville women’s choir, jazz band, men’s glee club and orchestra. In total, there will be nearly 300 students participating in the concert. There will also be a special duet by faculty members Beth Porter, associate professor of vocal music, and Dr. Mark Spencer.

The concert will also include a message from Cedarville President Dr. Thomas White about the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ and a retelling of birth narrative by alumni Ann Procter accompanied by alumna Britney Roberts on the harp.

— Bruce Curlette

“God has gifted us with the ability to be musicians,” said Dr. Bruce Curlette, professor of music and organizer of the concert. “It is our opportunity to share our skills as a Christmas gift to the Cedarville community at large.”

There will also be congregational singing throughout the concert, which will conclude with the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” The concert will also be live-streamed here.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Music and Worship program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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