Pfeiffer University joins with Piedmont Choral Society for three Christmas concerts


Pfeiffer University’s Department of Music and Piedmont Choral Society celebrate the upcoming holiday season with three concerts, Dec. 2, 3 and 4, in Albemarle and Concord. The community is invited to each of these free performances.

The program, “Glad Tidings We Sing,” features Pfeiffer’s concert choir, the choral society and a 25-piece orchestra comprising music educators from across North Carolina and professional musicians from the Winston-Salem Symphony and Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, performing traditional Christmas music with caroling for audience members.

On Fri., Dec. 2, 7 p.m., and Sun., Dec. 4, 3 p.m., it takes place at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union Street North, Concord.

On Sat., Dec. 3, 6 p.m., it takes place at Prospect Baptist Church, 502 Prospect Church Road, Albemarle. Immediately following the Saturday performance is a reception hosted by Pfeiffer’s president, Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, to which all audience members are invited.

“Pfeiffer’s Christmas concert is typically the most popular and well-attended performance of our concert season,” said Joseph Judge ’87, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music. “Performing with Piedmont Choral Society and a professional orchestra provides a tremendous opportunity for our students to collaborate with other fine musicians as well as showcase a variety of talent from the region.”

Pfeiffer University’s concert choir is made up of students majoring in music, music and worship, and other subjects. The Piedmont Choral Society is an auditioned choir that includes singers from across the community. Its mission is to provide high-caliber performances of both sacred and secular choral masterworks that have stood the test of time and have become standards to which all other musical literature is compared.