OC presents 36th-annual 'Cocoa and Carols'

Cocoa and Carols
Cocoa and Carols

Oklahoma Christian University’s 36th-annual holiday gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,” will feature a masterwork by the Baroque composer, Claudio Monterverdi, as well as much-loved Christmas music.

This year’s event will be on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium, located in the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Admission is free.

A wide variety of holiday selections will be performed by more than 200 students and faculty of OC’s Department of Music.

The program will begin with the University Chorale and Orchestra performing the traditional processional, “Personent Hodie,” followed by a set of Christmas carols and the second “Dixit Dominus” of Claudio Monteverdi.

Complimentary hot cocoa and cider will be served during intermission in the McIntosh Conservatory, with seasonal music provided by the Chamber Orchestra.

Following intermission and refreshments, the program will continue with a mix of favorite Christmas selections performed by the OC 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 more information, call (405) 425-5530.