Capital University will present Christmas Festival 2012, And the Glory of the Lord Shone Round, on Thursday, November 29, through Sunday, December 2, in Mees Hall. Tickets will be available to students, faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees during a two-day presale from 10 am to 4 pm Monday, October 29, and Tuesday, October 30, at the Mees Hall Box Office, in the Conservatory of Music on Capital's Bexley campus, 1 College and Main. Public ticket sales will begin November 5.
Featuring performances by the 2012 World Choir Games Gold Medal-Winning Chapel Choir, along with Choral Union, Women’s Chorus, The Chordsmen, Philomel and a variety of instrumentalists, Capital University’s annual Christmas Festival is far more than the standard Christmas concert with carols, poinsettias, holly and hallelujahs.
It’s a transcendent musical offering during which more than 200 singers quite literally embrace the audience in song. The readings, which range from scripture to Dr. Seuss, serve to illuminate the 2012 festival theme of “shine.” The lighting and staging transition from intimate candlelit ambience to a brightly lit concert hall resonating with the sounds of audience and choir singing together as a “multitude of the heavenly hosts.” The concert is presented as a loving gift to the Capital and greater Columbus communities.
Centered around themes that connect us as humans, Capital’s Christmas Festival celebrates our own traditions with familiar carols and readings while also honoring those observed by cultures worldwide. And for a few hours during the first weekend of each December, the concept of community transcends rhetoric and becomes a tangible experience.
Thursday through Saturday performances are set for 7:30 pm, and Sunday’s performance is set for 3:30 pm.
In order to offer a convenient “dinner-and-a-show” experience for concert-goers, Thursday and Friday performances will be preceded by a special, reservation-only dinner reception in one of Capital’s catering spaces. The menu will feature made-from-scratch culinary creations from Parkhurst Catering. Selections include:
- scaloppine of chicken braised in reduced sweet tomato honey balsamic sauce
- beef tenderloin carved and served with creamy horseradish sauce
- portabella mushroom caps stuffed with sautéed spinach, onion, garlic, tomato and bread crumbs
- butternut squash risotto
- fresh vegetables
- mixed greens salad
- carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
- chocolate cake with fresh raspberry coulis
Diners will receive a ticket for one drink with the purchase of each dinner, but a full cash bar also will be available. The cost of the dinner is $20 and tickets must be reserved in advance. Space is limited, so call the CAPA box office at 614-469-0939 and reserve your space early.
All students, faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees are entitled to one complimentary concert ticket and may purchase up to five additional tickets prior to the general public ticket sale. Concert tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for student and senior citizens. All ticket sales that occur after the presale will be handled by CAPA.
For complete ticket information and instructions, download this form (PDF)
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