Trinity Hosted Annual Christmastide Event
On December 2nd, the music department at Trinity Christian College welcomed the community to its annual Christmastide program in the Ozinga Chapel.
This year’s theme was “Born is the King,” a joyful celebration of the birth of Jesus. The audience enjoyed lively vocal performances by the Concert Choir, Gospel Choir, and Honors Ensemble. Trinity’s Wind Ensemble and Brass Quintet were highlights of the event, as well as instrumental performances by Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and String Ensemble. As always, the audience enjoyed singing along to carols of the season, which were led by organ and brass.
“Christmastide is both a concert and a time of worship. Students from all majors across campus join together during this concert to make music and to give glory to God, said Toni Esker, Assistant Professor of Music. “Christmastide is a tradition that has been kept for twenty-two years at Trinity! It’s an event that really has a way of bringing the student body and community together during the Advent and Christmas season.”
This year’s attendees were welcomed with Christmas carols in the Grand Lobby before the event and enjoyed delicious Christmas cookies and hot chocolate afterward.
President Dr. Aaron Kuecker stated, “It was such a joy to see the incredible gifts of our students on full display at Christmastide – and all oriented toward the celebration of the coming of Jesus. And, what an honor to welcome the community into that celebration along with the campus community!”