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Davis and Elkins College performing "Festival of Lessons and Carols" Dec. 8

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Davis & Elkins College will perform a musical presentation to the community with "Festival of Lessons and Carols" at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature readings and musical performances by D&E faculty and staff and the College Choir.

The service will be a blend of lyrics, hymns, and readings all with the themes of light, hope and the birth of Christ.

Readers for the Lessons include D&E Benfield-Vick Chaplain and associate pastor at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church the Rev. Kevin Starcher, Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church senior pastor the Rev. Dr. Peter Vial and D&E students Sarah Satterwhite, a senior from Farmington; Ashlen Wilson, a junior from Elkins; Sarah Planakis, a freshman from Fredericksburg, Va.; and Millie Omps, a senior from Paw Paw.

Musicians include D&E artist-in-resident pianist Jack Gibbons, instructor of music and pianist Donna Baroudi-Huffman and the Davis & Elkins College Choir under the direction of Liz Marshall-MacVean.

Gibbons will perform "Christmas Bells Opus 92" and his variations on "In Dulci Jubilo" and "Stille Nacht Opus11."

Selections the choir will perform are: "In the Singing," "Giving and Listening," "Let There Be Peace," "Christmas Bells Opus 92," "Angel's Gloria" and "Joy in the Morning."

Members of the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir are: Taylor Prince, a sophomore from Fraziers Bottom; Emily Richards, a freshman from Elkins; Thomas Robbins, a freshman from Culpeper, Va.; Ashley Stitely, a senior from Philippi; Hunter Tanner, a freshman from Mill Creek; Heather Wilson, a senior from Elkins; Elena Zanella, a freshman from Culpeper, Va.; Sabrina Poessl, a freshman from Fuerth, Germany; Jacob Antoline, a freshman from Elkins; Elizabeth Chaar, a junior from Charleston; Cassidy Conner, a freshman from Lebanon, Va.; Sara Davenport, a sophomore from Spencer; Melissa Denise, a sophomore from Montrose; Renee Denise, a sophomore from Montrose; Cassidy Dickens, a sophomore from Sutton; Amanda Eriksen, a senior from Elkins; Endi Frazier, a senior from Williamsburg, Va.; Christian Gorrell, a junior from Belington; Goldie Hall, a freshman from Max Meadows, Va.; Katelynn Hanek, a sophomore from McHenry, Md.; Kaylee Harris, a sophomore from Drewryville, Va.; Marina Hill, a junior from Bridgeport; Meredith Hill, a junior from Bridgeport; Heather Redwine, a freshman from Mt. Nebo; Sarah Marshall, a sophomore from Covington, Va.; Joshua McGlothlin, a junior from Rowe, Va.; Elizabeth Morrison, a sophomore from Falls Church, Va.; Kelcie Mullins, a sophomore from St. Albans; Ashlen Wilson, Omps, Planakis and Satterwhite.

A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

A good-will offering will be collected to help supply local food pantries.