News Release

Ringing In The Holiday Season At The Annual Christmas Musical Forum

Continuing Southern Virginia University tradition, the campus community gathered in the Knight Arena on Dec. 2 for the annual Christmas musical forum. There, the University choirs ringed in the season with Christmas carols and holiday favorites for the last University-wide gathering of the fall semester.

In between hymns, President Reed N. Wilcox gave a brief Christmas message. Sharing paintings depicting the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, Wilcox spoke on his love and gratitude for Savior and for the campus community.

“I would like to tell you all how grateful I am for you. I love you all, I Iove what you’re doing here, and I love Jesus,” said President Wilcox. “If you remember nothing else, remember that Jesus is our best and truest friend, and that he loves you.”

With Lisa Knudson and Anita Call as the accompanists, the set list was as follows:

Men’s Chorus: Conducted by Dr. Eric Hanson
“Text Me Merry Christmas”

Accolade: Directed by Dr. Mackenzie Romriell
“The First Noel” and “Santa’s Lost His Mojo”

Chamber Singers: Conducted by Dr. Kyle Nielsen
“Gaudete” and “My Lord is Come”

Bella Voce: Conducted by Dr. Mackenzie Romriell
“Itty Bitty Baby” and “While Shepherds Watched their Flocks”

Concert Choir: Conducted by Dr. Mackenzie Romriell
“Carol of the Bells”

All: Conducted by Dr. Eric Hanson
“Love One Another”