A concert special featuring students and faculty from Berea College will be broadcast nationally on CBS on Christmas Eve.
"Listen! A Musical Celebration of Christmas at Berea College" is an hour-long special which features a diverse mix of Christmas and holiday music performed by the students and music faculty of Berea College. Among the performers are a wide range of students- more than 60 percent of whom are not music majors- and their faculty directors presenting the message of love and peace.
Demonstrating a broad range of musical styles, the program includes performances by the Berea College Folk Roots Ensemble; Women's Chorus; Chamber Singers; Concert Choir; Wind Ensemble; Jazz Ensemble; Black Music Ensemble; and Bluegrass Ensemble.
The program also will feature a Nativity reading from Berea's newly acquired copy of the St. John's Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible published since the end of the 15th century and the invention of the modern printing press.
The concert is produced and co-sponsored by the Berea College Music Program and the Willis D. Weatherford Campus Christian Center with Elizabeth Kineke and John P. Blessington as the Executive Producers for CBS.