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Pfeiffer presents its annual holiday concert Dec. 5

Concert_choirPfeiffer University will usher in the holiday season with its highly-anticipated annual Christmas concert featuring several of the university's ensembles. The Concert Choir, Handbell Choir, Wind Ensemble, The Chamber Choir, and others will perform traditional Christmas favorites during two separate concerts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Both performances will be held in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on the Misenheimer campus. The concerts are free and open the public. Sponsored by the Department of Music and Fine Arts at Pfeiffer, this year's annual performance “Lighten Our Darkness: A Christmas Festival” will feature Christmas classics that will uplift and inspire. Some holiday classics and familiar favorites, including “Sleigh Ride,” “Angels,” “We Have Heard on High,” “Carol of the Bells” and “What Child is This?” will be featured. The audience will be encouraged to join the ensembles for Pfeiffer's annual and ever-popular carol sing-along.

Pfeiffer University's Musical Ensembles are known for excellence throughout the state and region. The Wind Ensemble has performed for the North Carolina Music Educator's Conference and performed last spring in Marion and Asheville, North Carolina. The Concert Choir tours annually, having performed last spring in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. From January 2 – 9, 2011, the group will tour North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. The Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble presented concerts in Misenheimer and Lenoir, N.C. this fall to celebrate the university's 125th Anniversary and its Caldwell County heritage.

For more information, contact Dr. David Kirby at (704) 463-3182 or

Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. A comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses, including Misenheimer, Charlotte and the Triangle, Pfeiffer is committed to educational excellence, service and scholarship. Visit Pfeiffer online at or on

Photo captured by Jonathan Hutchinson, university archivist.


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