C of I readies for a flurry of holiday events

From rocking around the C of I holiday tree in the Quad, to not-so-silent nights with the music department, The College of Idaho is set to celebrate some special events to kick off the holiday season.

The season is highlighted by something even better than figgy pudding—it’s a Feast of Carols! This annual holiday concert will feature the classic Christmas carols you love, along with songs from cultures around the world, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Jewett Auditorium. The free concert is open to the public and will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.

“With a plethora of musical talent taking the stage, the Feast of Carols is sure to delight patrons young and old,” said C of I music professor Dr. Brent Wells. “Plus, everyone knows that the best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

This year's Feast of Carols features a world tour of holiday music, including carols from France, England, Latvia, Italy, Israel, Russia, and Germany. As always, the choirs will be joined by Sinfonia and everyone is invited for a reception immediately following the concert in the Langroise Center, where the vocal jazz ensemble will perform.

The Feast of Carols is one of several C of I concerts happening in December. The Sinfonia (Nov. 29), Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band (Dec. 1), Piano Studio Recital (Dec. 3) and Chamber Music Concert (Dec. 4) will give live public performances at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. To learn more about the C of I music department and student ensembles, visit

Other holiday events to look out for include:

Fourth Annual C of I Holiday Tree Lighting, 7 p.m., Nov. 28 in Morrison Quadrangle. Enjoy traditional carols, hot drinks, treats and the tree lighting! Immediately following, the C of I Alumni and Friends Choir will perform holiday classics in the Jewett Chapel. All guests will receive a keepsake ornament.

Winter Charity Ball presented by the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, 8-11 p.m., Dec. 2 in the Langroise Foyer. Enjoy a live jazz band, cash bar, silent auction and guest presentation. A preferred donation of $5 benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Camp Hodia.

Hanukkah, Prophet’s Birthday and Christmas Party presented by the Judaic Studies Program, 6-9:30 p.m., Dec. 5 in Blatchley Hall.

Caldwell Fine Arts presents The Nutcracker, 7 p.m., Dec. 6 in Jewett Auditorium. C of I students, staff and faculty receive free admission. Click here for more details and additional ticket information. There also will be two performances of The Nutcracker Jr. and Clara’s Tea Party on Dec. 7.

C of I Alumni and Friends Choir Caroling at the Boise Airport, starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. To join along, or for more information, contact Andrea Cronrath at [email protected] or 459-5301.

Yes, Virginia the Musical at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 and 17 in Jewett Auditorium, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 17. Join eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon as she seeks to answer the question "Is there a Santa Claus." This play, based off one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time is sure to delight the whole family. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by clicking here.

‘Bells of Christmas’ Kettle Concert presented by the Salvation Army, 4 p.m., Dec. 18 in Jewett.

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