Cornerstone University to Host its Annual Christmas Concert in Christ Chapel

11-24-2015


Just two months removed from its grand opening in September, Cornerstone University's Christ Chapel is set to host Cornerstone's annual Christmas concert.

"Let Earth Receive Her King" is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone University's Christ Chapel.

The CU Christmas concert, part of Cornerstone University's 75th Anniversary Celebration, is a gift to the West Michigan community. It will feature the Symphonic Winds, Chancel Singers, the eight-voice a cappella ensemble Credo, and the University Chorale performing music to celebrate the birth of Christ the King, punctuated by the dramatic narration of Scripture passages and audience participation in singing well-known carols.

The concert is free. An offering will be received.

Three days earlier, on Dec. 2, Christ Chapel will dedicate its new artwork "Let There Be Light." The stunning piece by renowned sculptor Albert Paley is comprised of 37 brilliantly crafted pieces of stainless steel mounted on 83 studs anchored in the masonry wall. The artwork is 12' high by 25' wide by 10" deep. The finished pieces will be powder coated stainless-steel, providing a durable stain resistant surface set against a gold painted wall. Each piece ranges in weight from 100 to 400 pounds.

Paley's work joins Peter Brandes' spectacular stained glass windows that adorn the building's four sides.

For information on Cornerstone University's Music Division, visit cornerstone.edu/academics/undergrad/divisions/music.