OBU to Present Annual Christmas Chapel Dec. 10

December 1, 2003

Always a favorite event, this year's program will again be hosted by Dr. Dan Reeder, dean of OBU's Paul Dickinson School of Business.

Beginning with a Christmas improvisation by staff accompanist Keith Whitmore, the program continues with two pieces from the Bison Jazz Orchestra (directed by Kevin Pruiett) -- "Christmas Time is Here," featuring Andrea Dent as vocalist, and "Sleigh Ride."

The annual "sing-along" follows, led by Dr. Reeder.

The Bison Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. John Simons, will perform "Carol of the Bells" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

Following the Glee Club, OBU's Collegium Musicum will make its inaugural appearance, performing "In dulci jubilo" from Musae Sioniae (also known as "I Saw Three Ships"), by Michael Praetorious.

After a treat from the academic deans, including Dr. Paul Hammond, Dr. Debbie Blue, and Dr. Reeder, the University Ringers will perform "Carolers' Hoedown," "Carol of the Bells," and an annual favorite, the B.C.Clark Christmas jingle, as arranged by former Ringers director Mary Kay Parrish.

Dr. Jim Colman, senior vice president for academic affairs, will perform "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

Following an audience performance of "Joy to the World," the Chapel Choir will wrap up the program with "We'll Dress the House" and "Caroling, Caroling."

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Division of Music at 405-878-2306, or music@okbu.edu