Lee University and the Bank of Cleveland will present the annual tradition of “A Classic Christmas” on Sunday, December 5 at 3 p.m. at the Conn Center.
“Lee’s School of Music is thrilled to bring classic Christmas back to our community,” said Dr. Cameron Weatherford, Assistant Professor of Choral Music. “What a joy for our teachers and students to have the opportunity to make vacation music for the community and families on campus. “
“A Classic Christmas” has been a Lee University tradition for over 30 years. The COVID-19 pandemic made the event virtual last year, but now Lee and the School of Music can present the concert in all its glory in December.
The university is dedicating the 2021 concert to the memory of Sharon Taylor. Lee’s Chancellor Dr Paul Conn announced, “Sharon was so loved in this community, and such a friend of Lee’s. She has personally enjoyed this Christmas concert in previous years, and we are honored to present it in a calm but heartfelt tribute. This year.”
This year’s concert will feature the Lee Orchestra, Lee Handbell Choir, Chorale, Choral Union, Ladies of Lee and vocal teachers Lee Drs. Ron and Chery Brendel.
“This event is one of the most popular musical presentations here at Lee, and we’re excited to share it in person this year,” said Dr. Weatherford. “We expect a full house to hear our instrumentalists, choral ensembles and soloists as we kick off the Christmas season. “
Performances will include a variety of holiday favorites such as “Gloria”, “I Saw Three Ships”, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Feliz Navidad” and “Silent Night”.
Jazz Combo will perform prior to the event upon arrival of guests.
“A Classic Christmas” is free and open to the public, and for the first time, without a ticket office. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Doors will open at 1:45 pm Additional seating will be available in the Dixon Center with video streaming on the big screen. For special circumstances such as people with disabilities and group seating, please call 614-8343 or email [email protected]
Bank of Cleveland, the only locally owned and operated bank in Cleveland / Bradley County, joins Lee in sponsoring this year’s Christmas Classic for the third year.
For more information about the event, please call 614-8240 or email [email protected]