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Cumberland University will bring in the holiday season with good cheer and great music as it holds its annual University Singers Lebanon/Wilson County Christmas Concert tonight (Friday, Dec. 2), at 7 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Lebanon.

The free public concert will feature the talents of Cumberlands University Singers, accompanied by piano, brass and percussion elements of the CU band. Part of Cumberland Universitys School of Music and the Arts, the University Singers is a select, audition-based student choir.

Directed by Cumberland Professor of Music Dr. Brian Kilian, the choir will perform a variety of holiday standards and favorites.

The concert will be great for children and adults alike, Kilian said. Well be playing a rather fun and fast-paced selection of Christmas music from around the world to start the holiday season.

The University Singers will perform a variety of sacred and secular Christmas songs from the album Sing We Now of Christmas by Harry Simeone, the famous American composer best known for arranging the Christmas classic The Little Drummer Boy.

Selected soloists from the University Singers will perform as well.

Having attracted large crowds in previous years, the popular event will likely prove to be the perfect way to kick off the holiday season in 2011, Kilian added.

Last year, we had an audience of nearly 500 people, he said. This performance serves to bring the citizens of Lebanon and Wilson County and the University a way to celebrate the holidays with some great music.

First Baptist Church is located at 227 East Main Street, a few blocks from Lebanons Town Square. No reservations are required for this free, festive event.

For more information, contact Kilian at 547-1283 or bkilian@cumberland.edu.

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