HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 19, 2018 – High Point University invites the community to campus for the following Community Enrichment Series events during the month of December.
Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates about community events at HPU throughout the year by visiting www.highpoint.edu/friends. They can also receive notifications about events by downloading the HPU Community App at www.highpoint.edu/communityapp.
Holiday Choral Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HPU’s annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community. The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty and guests will accompany this concert.
Winter Symphonic Band Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 in Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Free and open to the public. The HPU Symphonic Band will present a collection of works, including masterworks for band and holiday favorites that will brighten the season. Join us for a night of delightful music.
Lessons and Carols, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Free and open to the public. This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England.
48th Annual Prayer Breakfast, to be held at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 7 in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center. To confirm attendance, visit http://www.highpoint.edu/prayerbreakfast. Parking and shuttle service will be available from Oak Hollow Mall (921 Eastchester Drive, High Point) beginning at 6:45 a.m. HPU’s annual Prayer Breakfast includes an inspiring message and special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir and Genesis Gospel Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have died during the past year. This year’s featured speaker is the Rev. Dr. Robert S. Norris, pastor and head of staff at the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida. This event, which attracts 1,000 people each year, sharpens the spiritual senses that joy and peace might take root during the Christmas season.
Community Christmas Celebration, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 and 14 throughout HPU’s campus. Free and open to all ages, HPU’s Community Christmas Celebration has grown into the premier complimentary Christmas celebration in the Piedmont Triad. Last year, the university welcomed 25,000 people, and faculty and staff volunteers contributed 3,500 hours to make it possible. This year’s Community Christmas invites you to experience thousands of Christmas lights and decorations on HPU’s campus, visits and free photos with Santa, complimentary hot food, Polar Express train rides, a life-size Nativity scene, performances from church choirs, falling snow and much more. For more information, visit www.highpoint.edu/Christmas.