Jewell celebrates the holidays


William Jewell announces its schedule of holiday events and festivities. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Lighting of the Quad
7 p.m., Dec. 2
Gano Chapel and Quad, William Jewell College campus, Liberty 
A celebration of the season in Gano Chapel with the Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble followed by a lighting ceremony on the Quad and an appearance from Santa.

“The House Without a Christmas Tree”
7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5 – Gano Chapel, Jewell Campus
Dec. 6 – Folly Theater, Kansas City
Jewell’s Artist Diploma in Voice program collaborates with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra for Ricky Ian Gordon's “The House Without a Christmas Tree.” This is a heartwarming new opera tale of a family's transformation and joy after loss. Both programs are led by Jewell grads: Daniel Belcher, ’92, with the Artist Diploma in Voice, and Bruce Sorrell, ’83, is the KCCO music director and conductor.
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Chamber Music Concert
7:30 p.m., Dec. 6
Gano Chapel, Jewell Campus
End of semester concert featuring a brass quintet, string trio, flute trio, flute quartet and a vocal and chamber piece. 

Liberty Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m., Dec. 10
Liberty High School Performing Arts Center
A Ghost Story of Christmas (an orchestral depiction of "A Christmas Carol") – Ian Coleman
Rhosymedre – R. Vaughan Williams
Selections from the Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky

The City Come Again
11:15 a.m. - doors open
11:35 a.m. - music begins
Noon - program begins
Dec. 12
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Broadway at 13th Street, Kansas City
Jewell’s Christmas gift to the city in words and music, featuring the Jewell Concert Choir and Missouri Poet Laureate Maryfrances Wagner.