The “It’s Christmas” program will be performed by the Carl Albert State College New Horizon Show Choir at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 and again at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4. Both presentations will be at the Hamilton Auditorium on the Poteau campus, and will feature talent from the First Baptist Church and others from Sallisaw.
CASC Choir Director Dana Dinsmore Davis, originally of Sallisaw, said, “We are so excited about this opportunity. In my 20-year tenure at CASC, this is the first opportunity we have to do an extended Christmas concert.
“This is going to be so unique because we will have a wide variety of entertainment within one show,” Davis said. “The first part of the show will be secular selections, with the second half more of a sacred theme. In addition to singing, there will be a hand bell choir from First Baptist Church in Sallisaw directed by Bill Aydelott (Davis’ father from Sallisaw), a former adjunct instructor at the Sallisaw campus. A Readers Theatre will be a presentation of the Sallisaw campus and directed by Bill Day, an adjunct instructor at Sallisaw. Guests performers will include community members, previous Show Choir members, and some CASC faculty and staff.”
Prior to the show starting, Santa will be available for photos in the hallway of the auditorium. Admission will be a donation of canned goods with the donations going to Kibois. The food donation covers both the program and Santa photos.
In conclusion, Dinsmore Davis stated, “Our hope is this will be our Christmas gift to our students, CASC employees, our alumni, and the community. Let’s gather for a few moments of peace and appreciation for the blessings of Christmas.”
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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