'Many Moods of Christmas' concert set Nov. 30
November 12, 2007

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     Since there are countless ways to celebrate the Christmas spirit and myriad songs that are sung during the season, the Bryan College Music Department has decided to present some of the best of seasonal music in The Many Moods of Christmas Nov. 30, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 
     Music Department head Dr. Mel Wilhoit said, “There wouldn’t be much of a season without music. This program is designed for the Bryan community and the larger community of the Rhea County and Chattanooga area, plus families of students who will come out in force.”
     Four orchestral arrangements of seasonal tunes will open the program. An orchestra of 35 professional and four student musicians, under the direction of Dr. Wilhoit, will perform “Glorious Sounds of Christmas,” “Once in Royal David’s City,” “Hansel and Gretel Prelude (Overture),” “Stille Nacht” and “Carol of the Bells.”
     The Bryan Chorale, under direction of Dr. David Luther, with orchestral accompaniment, will perform “The Many Moods of Christmas,” a collection of more than a dozen favorites including “Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly,” “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” and “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light.”
     Director of Development Steve Keck said before the concert a dinner will be available by reservation. Cost of the dinner is $15 for adults and $6.50 for children, and reservations may be made by calling 423-775-7323. The concert itself is free, but because of limited seating reservations for the concert also are required and may be obtained by calling 423-775-7323.