Christmas concert promises holiday spirit

November 21, 2014

ChristmasOnTheHillNov. 21, 2014 – Tickets are now on sale for the Bryan College music department’s annual Christmas concert, Christmas on the Hill, which will be jingling into Rudd Auditorium Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6.

The talented Metropolitan Bells group out of Chattanooga, Tenn., will be joining Bryan’s own soloists, brass and flute ensembles, women’s chorus, Chamber Singers, and chorale for an evening of Christmas spirit. The concert promises traditional carols, fresh tunes, and holiday favorites, such as “Joy to the World,” “African Alleluia,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “White Christmas,” and “Breath of Heaven,” along with many, many others.

“The most interesting piece, and one which will be exciting, is the finale,” said Dr. David Luther, professor of music and director of the Bryan College Chorale and Chamber Singers. This breathtaking finale, “Angels We Have Heard on High,” will be performed by the chorale, along with timpani, trumpet, organ, and the acclaimed Metropolitan Bells.

Dr. Luther, affectionately known to his students and alumni as “Dr. D,” admits that preparing for this year’s Christmas concert is a very emotional process for him. He has been involved in each of Bryan’s Christmas concerts for what is now the 37th year in a row. He said, “This will be the absolute final time I will direct the chorale, which I have directed for the last 28 years – and it has been a wonderful honor to have done so!”

Both nights also feature a special optional event – a dinner or a dessert social. Friday, Dec. 5, at 6 P.M. a holiday dinner with a gourmet flair will be served on the second floor of the library; the $20 dinner ticket includes both the meal and a preferred seating concert ticket. Saturday, Dec. 6, alumni are invited to attend the post-concert “Winter Wonderland” dessert social in Brock Hall. Email the alumni office to RSVP for the dessert social.

“Christmas on the Hill” will take place Dec. 5-6 with show time beginning at 7:30 P.M.

Secure Your Ticket Today!

  • Concert – Bryan College community: $5
  • Concert – Non-Bryan College students: $7
  • Concert – Adults: $10
  • Concert and dinner package (purchase online) – adult: $20
  • Concert and dinner package (purchase online) – child: $10

General admission, concert-only ticket sales begin Monday, Nov. 24, at the Lion’s Pride Campus Store, 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., Monday-Friday. Tickets for the concert may also be purchased in the Rudd Auditorium lobby prior to the concert, beginning at 6:30 P.M.

For other questions, call 423.775.7323 or email