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GCU Chorale Is “Worthy to be Praised” at Annual Christmas Concert

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 9, 2009—On Saturday, December 12, the talented Georgian Court University Chorale will present their annual Christmas concert at 5:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on the Lakewood campus. Get in the spirit of the season as you listen to a variety of traditional holiday classics, as well as personal holiday favorites, from this diverse group of singers.

The GCU Chorale features singers aged from 15 years to 78 years, and is composed of members of the Georgian Court community and neighboring townships. The planned selections for the evening include “Gloria,” “Worthy to be Praised!,” “Let it Snow,” and “Carol of the Bells,” as well as many others.

“The Christmas program is enriched by the celebration of Hanukkah, as the concert date coincides with the second night of this holiday,” says Karen Mulhall, director of the GCU Chorale. “The concert will commence with the lighting of Hanukkah candles on the menorah, blending both Hanukkah and Christmas traditions.”

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and non-GCU students, and free for members of the GCU community with I.D. Reservations are required only for groups of eight or more. For further information and tickets, please contact the Department of Music at 732.987.2624.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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