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Doane Christmas Festival Nears

Joyful music, celestial voices, and the glow of candlelight combine in Doane's annual Christmas Festival Concert.

The festival features the Doane choirs under the direction of Dr. Kurt Runestad; the Doane bands under the direction of Dr. Jay Gilbert; the Doane String Ensemble directed by Tracy Sands, and special vocal and instrumental ensembles.

The concerts are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday Dec. 10, beginning at 3 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium.

A Holiday Buffet of ham and roast beef precedes the Dec. 9 performance, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the South Dining Room of Perry Campus Center.

Tickets are available through Doane's Faculty Office at 402.826.8660 until Dec. 1. The buffet costs $13 per ticket. Buffet tickets for Doane students on a meal plan cost $6.50.

Concert tickets are $5. Faculty, staff and participating students can receive two complimentary tickets. Non-participating students may receive one complimentary ticket.