A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas - December 2-4, 2021

By A Cappella Choir

Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:30pm

+ 2 dates

  • Friday, December 3, 2021 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 4, 2021 5pm

625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

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The joy of the holiday season comes alive during Lenoir-Rhyne’s annual concert, “A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas,” featuring the A Cappella Choir, College Singers, Brass Ensemble, a string quartet, the chapel’s pipe organ and additional student instrumentalists. 

Join us for a Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas

  • Thursday, Dec. 2 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 3 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 4 - concerts at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


This year’s theme, “Fling Wide the Gates” is inspired by Psalm 24, a Biblical passage often associated with the Advent season. A new setting of the hymn “Prepare the Royal Highway,” arranged by Paul Weber, professor of music emeritus, will be premiered. Stanza three of the hymn references Psalm 24 with the text, “then fling the gates wide open,” which also bears resemblance to a line in the refrain of LR’s alma mater, “fling wide the red and black.”

Familiar carols such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Once in Royal David’s City,” “People, Look East,” and Dan Forrest’s arrangement of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” will be sung. The program will also include music by Juan-Tony Guzmán, Zach Busch, Michael Praetorious, J.S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saens, Gwyneth Walker, Zebulon Highben and John Ness Beck.

Tickets available starting Nov. 15
Seating is limited, and tickets are required. Tickets are free for all concert dates and may be picked up at the LR Box Office in P.E. Monroe Auditorium beginning Monday, Nov. 15. The LR Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticketholders are limited to a maximum of four tickets. A standby line will be available for those who cannot reserve a ticket. Although no guarantees can be made, historically, all in the standby line have been seated. Those with unused tickets are strongly encouraged to return them to the box office. Returned tickets will be made available to the public one hour before each performance. Call 828.328.7206 for ticket information.

COVID-19 Protocol 
Lenoir-Rhyne University works to provide a safe and healthy environment for conferences and events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain protocols need to be followed. Please follow lr.edu/coronavirus for proper procedures on attending Lenoir-Rhyne events. Safe distancing between guests and masks are required for all audience members regardless of vaccination status.

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