George Fox University presents its annual Christmas concert Dec. 6-8

November 15, 2019

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More than 150 student musicians and community members will participate in event, which will incorporate carols, Scripture reading and narration

NEWBERG, Ore. – George Fox University again invites the public to its largest concert event of the year – its annual Christmas concert – Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg campus.

The concert, titled “Arise, Shine!,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Preconcert music will be offered 40 minutes before each performance. The cost is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 for students and children. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Featured groups include the university’s Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Symphony Orchestra. Performers will include student musicians and members of the George Fox community.

Danielle Warner, assistant professor of music, will direct the choral portion of the concert, while Dwayne Corbin, conductor of the university’s Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra, will direct the instrumental portion.

More than 150 student and community musicians will tell the Christmas story through well-loved carols and seasonal compositions. Complementary staging, lighting, Scripture reading and narration will enhance the production. The concert will also provide opportunities for the audience to join in singing familiar Christmas carols.

Among the selections presented will include O Come, O Come Emmanuel, I Wonder as I Wander, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, Brightest and Best, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Carol of the Bells and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.

For more information on concert specifics, contact Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best National University.” More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, seven seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Debbie Hawblitzel
Department of Music