TRINITY CELEBRATES THE
SEASON AT CHRISTMASTIDE
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.
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
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.