Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble

Last year, the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble performed Carol of the Bells as part of the Berea College Music Department's annual Christmas program. Rich Copley, of the Lexington Herald Leader newspaper, has written about the group's making of that tune into a video.  - Alice White

This is a glimpse into music making at Berea, and TV viewers across the country will see much more when CBS affiliates carry “Listen! A Musical Celebration of Christmas at Berea College” at 11:35 p.m. Christmas Eve. The performance, shot live at Berea’s Phelps Stokes Chapel Dec. 2 and 3, features Berea’s Black Music Ensemble, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Women's Chorus and of course the Bluegrass Music Ensemble. On Lexington’s WKYT, it will be immediately followed by Alltech’s Celebration of Song, allowing viewers welcoming Christmas day to celebrate with lots of local collegiate music. -