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EAC offering two opportunities to attend Festival of Carols Fine Arts’ annual Christmas gift to the Gila Valley

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11/22/2022

EAC offering two opportunities to attend Festival of Carols Fine Arts’ annual Christmas gift to the Gila Valley

By Lori Dugan

THATCHER, Ariz.—Eastern Arizona College’s Fine Arts Division has teamed up to invite the entire community to come and enjoy its annual Christmas gift to the Gila Valley, Festival of Carols: Ring the Bells of Christmas! This year, audiences will have two opportunities to attend: Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 3, at 1 p.m.

Both performances will be held in the EAC Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free, however; the Fine Arts Division will be collecting nonperishable food items that will be donated to the College’s food pantry, Monster Exchange. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to help our students through the holidays.

This Christmas music extravaganza will feature EAC’s Choral and Instrumental Music Departments, as well as many beloved EAC choir groups, performing songs from traditional Christmas music to modernized versions of well-loved favorites. It will also include the beloved sing-along that audiences have come to love.

“Festival of Carols is a gift we prepare with care and love,” said Chase Moore, EAC associate professor of music, and director of Festival. “It is rare to see a show like this that includes groups across all disciplines. It takes a lot of coordination to pull it together, so we really hope that everyone can attend and ‘sing-in’ the holiday spirit,” he said.

Performing this year is EAC’s Wind Ensemble, Dance class, A Capella Choir, Symphonic Orchestra, The GilaSoul Singers, Jazz Band, and Encore. “This is a show you don’t want to miss and is a great way to open your Christmas season!”

For more information about this fun, family-friendly event, contact Moore at (928) 428-8467, or chase.moore@eac.edu.

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