KCET Airs Chapman University's 50th Annual Holiday Concert Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.

To celebrate the program's 50th anniversary,

concert founder Dr. William Hall will conduct a special piece during the



Burbank, Calif. - Nov. 14, 2013 - Celebrate the holiday season with KCET, the nation's largest independent

public television station serving Southern and Central California, and Chapman

University, one of California's oldest and most respected private universities,

with Chapman University's 50th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert,

airing Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. 

Viewers will be charmed by a wide variety of festive

music, including holiday favorites such as, "Sleigh

," "White Christmas" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."

Traditional carols will include, "The Holly and the Ivy" and "Hallelujah

in addition to global hymns like, "Amuworo ayi otu nwa"

from Africa and the classic Hanukkah song, "Aleih Neiri."

The production is performed by more than 150 Chapman

University singers and musicians from the University's Women's Choir,

University Choir, University Singers and the Chapman University Chamber

Orchestra. Selections will be conducted by Stephen Coker, Angel Vázquez -Ramos

and Daniel Alfred Wachs.

To celebrate the program's 50th anniversary,

Dr. William Hall, concert founder and Chapman's founding dean and artistic

director for the Center for the Arts, will make a special appearance

during the popular production to conduct the finale

of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus.

The program repeats on Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. and on

Christmas Eve at 2 p.m.




On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the

cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET

offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest

public television programs from around the world.  Throughout its 49-year history, KCET has won

hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs

programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality

educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services

and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For

additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content,

programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org. KCET is a

service of KCETLink.



Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West, Chapman

University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary educational experience

to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage innovation, creativity and

collaboration, and focus on developing global citizen-leaders who are

distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world. For more

information visit: www.chapman.edu.



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