CU to Hold Annual Christmas Tapestry Dec. 4

CU to Hold Annual Christmas Tapestry Dec. 4

Campbellsville University's Chamber Choir performs during the 2008 Christmas Tapestry. (Campbellsville University Photo by Andre Tomaz)


Nov. 24, 2009

For Immediate Release




By Ashley Zsedenyi, staff writer


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University School of Music will present its sixth annual “Christmas Tapestry” concert Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel, located at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

            The event is free and open to the public.

            Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of CU, will open the festivities, and the concert will feature a wide variety of the school’s ensembles performing secular and sacred music of the season.


Austin Gilliatt of Scottsville, Ky., plays saxophone with the Jazz Ensemble during the 2008 Christmas Tapestry. (Campbellsville University Photo by Andre Tomaz)


            The University Orchestra and Chorale, the Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Choir will be featured, as well as several other smaller ensembles.

            New to the concert this year will be the Steel Drum Ensemble. “The Caribbean feel of the steel drums should add a whole new element to the festivities,” said Dr. Frieda Gebert, associate professor of music at CU.

            The concert will also include several sing-a-long carols for the audience.

            This event is a favorite for many in the community and attendance has been quite high in the past, so plan to arrive early,” Gebert said.

            Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.