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Stephens to host community concert

December 3, 2013

Stephens College will host a holiday concert featuring several public school choirs and the College’s a cappella group, The Velvetones, this month.

The Stephens Family and Friends Community Holiday Concert will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15, in the Kimball Ballroom at Lela Raney Wood Hall. A reception with holiday treats will follow.

The concert is free and open to the public.

"We wanted a way for Stephens to give back to the community this holiday season, and felt a concert would be a perfect way to showcase local talent,” said Breanne Pickering, a Stephens alumna and actor who is coordinating the event. “Everyone loves great holiday music, and who better to provide it then our children, neighbors and friends.”

The concert will feature holiday music performed by choirs of Lee Elementary, West Middle School and the women’s choir from Rock Bridge High School, along with the Velvetones.

Theatre Professor Rob Doyen will make a special appearance.

The concert this year will be held in lieu of the Victorian Christmas event Stephens has held for nearly two decades. That was a ticketed event geared toward an older audience.

“We just decided we wanted to open our campus up to a wider audience this holiday season,” Pickering said. “The holiday concert is a family-friendly event accessible to the entire community."

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