Becca Bills of Rocklin performs in George Fox University's Christmas concert
Becca Bills of Rocklin, a sophomore at George Fox University, is among the more than 120 performers taking part in the university's annual Christmas concert, "Star of Wonder, Star of Light!," Dec. 7-9. All performances will be held in Bauman Auditorium on the university's Newberg campus.
Featured groups include the university's Concert Choir, Men's and Women's Chorale, Chamber Singers and Symphonic Band and Strings. A special guest this year will be a choir from Newberg High School.
Loren Wenz, associate professor of music, will direct the choral portion of the concert, and Pat Vandehey, assistant professor of music, will direct the instrumental portion. Richard Elliott will serve as associate conductor of the Symphonic Band.
The student musicians will tell the Christmas story through well-loved carols and traditional compositions. Complementary staging, complete with authentic environmental elements, Scripture reading and narration, will be featured. The concert will also be interspersed with opportunities for the audience to join in singing familiar Christmas carols.
The event is the largest production of the year put on by the university's performing arts department, which offers a music major and a music education major.
George Fox University is a Christian college. Nearly 3,500 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor's degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees and 11 master's and doctoral degrees.