OC will host its 34th annual holiday gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. This free performance features a masterwork for chorus and orchestra, followed by a selection of much loved holiday music. Hot cocoa and cider will be served during intermission of the concert, which is open to the public.
A wide variety of holiday selections will be performed by more than 200 students and faculty of the university’s music department, with seasonal music provided by the University Chamber Orchestra.
The program will begin with the traditional processional, “Personent Hodie,” followed by the performance of a program of choral/orchestral masterworks entitled “Three Great Glorias.” These selections, composed by Bach, Beethoven and Puccini, will be presented by the University Chorale and full professional orchestra. Conducting the works will be Ken Adams, professor of music.
Following intermission and refreshments, the program will continue with a mix of favorite Christmas selections performed by the Oklahoma Christian University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra. These selections will include yuletide favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas.”
For further information call 425-5530.
It’s been recommended that all viewers have updated to the latest version of Quicktime before the concert begins. The stream is scheduled to start at around 7:15.