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HPU Features Choral Ensembles, NC Symphony For Holiday Performances

12.9.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 9, 2010 – More than 900 members of the community recently attended two special holiday concert events offered by High Point University. The events included performances by the HPU vocal ensembles and the North Carolina Symphony.

Under the direction of Dr. Marc Foster, chair of the Department of Music, the HPU Holiday Choral Concert featured festive holiday songs sung by each of the three choral ensembles, as well as Part I of Handel’s “Messiah,” which included student solos.

The North Carolina Symphony, under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, featured an arrangement of uplifting tunes that helped share the spirit of the season.

“We wanted to offer these warm sounds of the season to the community as a holiday gift from High Point University,” says Dr. Don Scarborough, vice president for Community Relations. “We are so blessed to have such amazing support from the community – and these concerts were a small way to show our appreciation.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu. 

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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