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Two early December EAC fine arts events celebrate the holiday season

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Two early December EAC fine arts events celebrate the holiday season

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, AZ—Musical sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season will take to the stage at Eastern Arizona College during the first two weeks of December as the College’s Fine Arts Division presents two seasonal performances.

The first event to occur will be the much-anticipated Festival of Carols, which will take center stage on December 5. This annual musical gift to the community will feature EAC’s Choral and Instrumental Music Departments in a Christmas music extravaganza. Performing favorite musical numbers of the season will be the EAC Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Company.

As is the custom at this annual concert, no admission will be charged for the program. The concert will be held in EAC’s Fine Arts Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

The final seasonal EAC Fine Arts program will be the 70th annual singing of Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 10. The EAC-Community Chorale, EAC A Cappella Choir, and members of EAC’s Symphonic Choir will perform the Messiah, a three-part oratorio, written by George Frederick Handel. The EAC Community Orchestra will provide accompaniment. The entire performance will be under the direction of Bruce Bishop, and will be presented free of charge Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the EAC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. 30