’Tis the season
at Manchester College
From stirring classical music to its traditional tree decorating frenzy
to a fascinating Nativity display to its popular Christmas carol
sing-a-long – Manchester College will share a December full of holiday
celebrations with the community.
The college is proud to host the annual holiday concert of the
Manchester Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5. This year,
three choirs – from Warsaw, the North Manchester community and the
college – join the orchestra for traditional holiday music and an
audience sing-a-long. The venue is Cordier Auditorium, which already is
decked out with a rather unusual display of decorated trees.
Throughout the month, the Festival of Trees will fill the Cordier
Auditorium lobby with the creative decorating of two dozen student
organizations and College departments. The Chemistry Department’s tree
never fails to surprise visitors, who also will be treated to more
traditional decorations, as well as themes reflecting the work of the
organizations and departments. At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, the
public is invited to join voting for favorite decorations at a reception
in the Cordier lobby.
Visitors to campus also will want to visit Link Gallery at the new Wine
Recital Hall, where fascinating Nativity sets from around the world go
on display Friday, Dec. 10. The sets, in a wide variety of materials,
are the gifts of alumni Max and Joyce Wheeler Douglas of Denver, Colo.,
who have collected more than 230 Nativity sets. A reception with the
couple at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10 unveils a very special Nativity set they
commissioned to honor service to the college by President in Leave
Parker G. Marden and his wife Ann.
For the latest information about holiday happenings on the Manchester
College campus, visit
www.manchester.edu on the web.
Students complete final exams for the semester on Dec. 16, but the
Cordier lobby and Link Gallery will remain open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays until Dec. 23.