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CBU Jazz Band, Concert Band, University Choir & Orchestra present Christmas concert

RIVERSIDE (Dec. 3, 2013)—California Baptist University’s Jazz Band, Concert Band and University Choir & Orchestra kicked off the Christmas season Dec. 2 by performing during chapel services on campus.

The Jazz Band, directed by Dr. Guy Holliday, opened the service with a variety of seasonal melodies, followed by Dr. John Montgomery’s reading of The Night Before Christmas, accompanied by the Concert Band. The Concert Band is also directed by Holliday.

The University Choir, accompanied by the orchestra, lined the court of Van Dyne Gymnasium as they sang, before taking their places on risers highlighted in Christmas colors.

Dr. Judd Bonner, conductor of the University Choir & Orchestra and dean of the Collinsworth School of Music, said the performance was one of several Christmas concerts being performed in the Inland Empire area.

The University Choir & Orchestra will perform Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside. For information and tickets, call 951.343.4251.

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