McKaela Larson and Noah Fagerlund, both Crookston High School grads, are participating in the 2013 University of Jamestown Christmas Concert, “Light From Heaven, Come Down,” featuring the Concert Choir and Chapel Choir under the direction of Aaron McDermid.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. All performances are at the Basilica of St. James, 622 1st Ave. S., Jamestown.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at (701) 252-3467 ext. 5435 or sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is designed to be experienced as a worship service as well as a concert, featuring choral music and hymns focused on the theme of light. The music is interwoven with narration from the Scriptures.
“There are some high-energy, joyful pieces, but the beginning and the end of the concert are purposefully meditative, contemplative, and prayerful,” McDermid says. “The pre-Christmas season is so frantic for many people. It is our hope that this Christmas worship service and concert is a time when the audience can slow down, breathe, and receive the message of hope in the lyrics and readings.”
Established as Jamestown College in 1883, the University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university offering more than 40 areas of study. With the Jamestown Journey to Success, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing students through an experience that is student-centered and integrates the liberal arts with sound professional programs. For the seventh consecutive year, University of Jamestown is the highest-ranked North Dakota school in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition.