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A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas

The A Cappella Choir, College Singers, Brass Ensemble, and Handbell Ensemble will present Arise, Shine for Your Light has Come! A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas 2018 on December 2-4, 2018 at Grace Chapel. All performances will take place in Grace Chapel.

Seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets are available to the public through LR's Box Office beginning Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9 am.

A tree lighting occurs immediately following the performance on Tuesday, December 4 and is a tradition of the university.

Performance Times:
Sunday, December 2 at 5 pm
Sunday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Monday, December 3 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
* all performances are in Grace Chapel

Tuesday night's performance will be live streamed.


This year’s design is created by graphic design major and LR student Bridget Strother '19. The graphic is inspired by the wooden cross that hangs prominently in the front of Grace Chapel’s nave. The beams emanating from its center can simultaneously represent light entering the world through Christ’s birth and the triumph of light overcoming darkness at the Resurrection. The design’s inclusion of the chapel cross serves, in part, as a commemoration of the fifth time A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas has been held at Grace Chapel.

About the Program

The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Cappella Choir, College Singers, Brass Ensemble, and Handbell Ensemble will present Arise, Shine for Your Light has Come! A Lenoir-Rhyne Christmas 2018.

Following Tuesday’s performance, a tree lighting will take place outside the chapel entrance area. The brass ensemble and choirs will lead the crowd in familiar Christmas carols and the LR alma mater. The Reverend Andrew Weisner, university pastor, will preside.

Music selections will highlight the theme, including David Danner’s “Arise, Your Light Has Come” and Paul D. Weber’s “Arise, Shine.” Weber is LR professor of music emeritus. He founded and led the University’s sacred music program and directed the A Cappella Choir until 2016. Other music will include the Appalachian carol “I Wonder as I Wonder,” Handel’s “And the Glory of the Lord” from Messiah, Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque,” and Andre Thomas’s “Rise Up, Shepherd.

Ticket Information

Seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets are free of charge for all concert dates and may be picked up at the LR Box Office located in PE Monroe Auditorium beginning Monday, November 5. The LR Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 - 6 pm, through December 5. Unused tickets should be returned to the box office an hour prior to each concert and will be made available to the public at that time. Call 828.328.7206 for ticket information.