Christmas Concert Delights

December 02, 2009

Christmas Concert Delights An overflow audience gathered at the Abbey Church of the Holy Cross Tuesday evening for the annual Saint Leo University Christmas Concert. University President Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. welcomed guests from the community, along with students and campus employees, noting how blessed Saint Leo is to have so many talented musicians within the university community. Faculty musicians and student groups including the University Chorus, SLU Jazz Ensemble, Voices of Christ choir, and Totally T.A.B.S. vocal group performed, along with the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet. For the final selection, all the musicians joined together to perform “Joy to the World.'

After the concert, a large crowd strolled across the center of the campus caroling, led by the Voices of Christ choir. Upon reaching Dempsey Plaza, where the university’s manger scene is on display, Father Stephan Brown, SVD, assistant to the president for university ministry, led the group in prayer and blessed the manger. The evening ended on a festive note, with the lighting of the campus Christmas tree and refreshments for all.