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C of I events set to ring in the holiday season

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose. And Yuletide carols being sung by the C of I choir!

Get into the holiday spirit with a smorgasbord of events on The College of Idaho campus this season, including the renowned Feast of Carols at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Jewett Auditorium.

The Feast of Carols will include performances by the C of I Chamber Singers and Chorale as well as the a cappella sextet Major Sixth, the C of I Sinfonia, and the C of I Alumni and Friends choir in this annual holiday tradition. The free concert is open to the public and will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.

“This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit with a sampling of Christmas songs, both traditional and modern,” said C of I music professor Dr. Brent Wells. “Our students have been preparing all semester for a performance that you will not want to miss.”

The Feast of Carols—which will be streamed live at www.collegeofidaho.edu/videostream—is one of several C of I concerts happening in December. The Sinfonia (8 p.m. Nov. 30), Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (7:30 p.m. Dec. 3), Piano Studio (7:30 p.m. Dec. 5) and Chamber Music (3 p.m. Dec. 6) groups also will give live public performances inside Langroise Recital Hall. To learn more about the C of I music department and student ensembles, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/music.

Other holiday events to look out for include:

The annual C of I Holiday Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in front of Sterry Hall. Enjoy carols from Major Sixth and the C of I Alumni and Friends Choir, along with hot chocolate, holiday treats and a special edition 125th Anniversary Christmas tree ornament!

Caldwell Fine Arts presents The Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in Jewett Auditorium. Staff, students and faculty receive free admission. There also will be two performances of The Nutcracker Jr. and Clara’s Tea Party on Dec. 2. Click here for more details and ticket information.

Holiday Celebration at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 in Blatchley Hall. Join the C of I Arabic-Hebrew Club and The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Lectureship in Judaic Studies as we celebrate Hanukkah, Eid al-Mawlid an-Nabawi and Christmas! Come learn about different holiday traditions, recite blessings in Arabic, Hebrew and Latin, and enjoy holiday cakes, coffee and eggnog. Admission is free and all are welcome!

C of I Alumni and Friends Choir caroling throughout the Caldwell Historic District starting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. For more information, contact Andrea Cronrath at [email protected] or 459-5301.

Music Theatre of Idaho presents Miracle on 34th Street at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Dec. 17-19 on the Jewett Auditorium stage, with a special matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Click here for tickets and more information.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.