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TRINITY CELEBRATES THE SEASON AT CHRISTMASTIDE

The Trinity community was treated to a celebration of Christmas in music at two performances of Christmastide on Saturday, December 4. Families and friends of the College gathered to hear Trinity's choral and instrumental groups offer a varied program of Christmas carols, hymns, and songs from foreign countries in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium. 

The seasonal event, which was re-introduced after a one-year hiatus, brought holiday joy to more than 700 guests with familiar songs such as "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "O Little Town of Bethlehem," and "Carol of the Bells." The audience heard music from the College's wind, string, flute, brass, and woodwind ensembles along with the performances by the concert, campus, and gospel choirs.

"Christmastide's reflective tone signaled the hope and longing of Advent; its uplifting passages brought us to the joy the angels voiced on Christmas morning," said President Steven Timmermans. 

Communication arts professor Dr. Craig Mattson, senior Sandra Dryfhout, and sophomore Nathan Vis provided narrative interludes between the music selections, with readings from Scripture, poetry, and other works that highlighted the Christmas story. Organist Marilyn Mulder accompanied the audience as they sang the recessional hymn, "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," on Trinity's pipe organ.


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