Music Department Hosts Annual Banquet
Kyle Bullock, Staff Writer
Dec. 7, 2012
Members of several Lubbock Christian University performance groups performed Thursday night as part of the music department's annual Christmas concert.
Thursday marked the 15th anniversary of the music department's Christmas concert.
The event, emceed by Dr. E. Don Williams, featured student singers and musicians from a variety of disciplines performing to a nearly sold-out audience. A dinner banquet before the concert served as a fundraiser for the music department. Money from the proceeds went directly to help fund student scholarships within the department.
Students from the LCU Praise Choir, Chambers Singers, Best Friends, Forte', and the LCU Symphonic Band performed a variety of festive songs to eager ears. The LCU Jazz band also provided patrons with jazz renditions of popular holiday songs prior to the concert. Classic interpretations of holiday songs like "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Away in a Manger" were performed during the concert, alongside contemporary versions of songs like "Let It Snow," "Little St. Nick," and "Joy to the World." Members of the LCU Symphonic Band, conducted by Mr. Andrew Babcock, also played alongside the LCU Praise Choir, directed by Dr. Philip Camp, in "Lead on, O King Eternal" and "Rejoice!"
Music scholarships, which are largely funded from the banquet event, have gone to help dozens of individuals pay for school while simultaneously progressing the musical arts within the school and throughout the community. Supporters of the event not only helped support students through ticket sales but also through CD sales, the proceeds of which go directly to funding the Praise Choir in mission efforts taking place this spring in the Ukraine.