Christmas Concert & Tree-Lighting Ceremony Tonight

September 26, 2007

SAINT LEO, FLA. – Saint Leo University will host a Christmas concert, featuring the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet, on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Abbey Church.

Christmas Concert & Tree-Lighting Ceremony @ 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, students will lead a candlelight procession to the University’s Christmas tree where a tree-lighting ceremony and caroling will take place. Refreshments also will be served.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Tampa Tribune and Saint Leo University’s Student Involvement Office.

The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will perform a concert of traditional Christmas music. The quintet has been performing in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years. The members of the Quintet are Robert Smith and Kenneth Brown on the trumpet; Brandon Beck, French horn; Dwight Decker, trombone; and William Mickelsen, tuba.

Saint Leo University is located at 33701 State Road 52, four miles east of Interstate 75 (exit 285) and about 30 minutes north of Tampa.

Chartered in 1889, north of Tampa in St. Leo, Fla., Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. Students enrolled at Saint Leo may choose from more than 41 academic programs, including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, pre-professional and accelerated-learning programs.

As one of the leading providers of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo’s enrollment includes more than 14,000 students at the traditional University Campus and 16 regional centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia, and through the Center for Online Learning. For more information, visit

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Susan Shoulet

director of public relations
(352) 588-8121