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End your semester with one of these arts events for the holidays and more
Emory Choirs performing among Christmas trees

The Emory Choirs are back with the beloved tradition of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Glenn Memorial Church. They will give three performances on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2.

— Photo by Kay Hinton, Emory Photo/Video

As the end of fall semester approaches and temperatures drop, the arts on Emory’s campuses are heating up. A myriad of concerts, dance performances and other arts-related events can help fill the time before taking a holiday break.

Here are a few of the opportunities that students, staff, faculty and community members can enjoy during the next few weeks at Emory.

Take a leap with a dance performance.

The Oxford Dance Company gives its final performance of the year on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Williams Hall.

Tune in to a concert.

The end of the semester means various opportunities to catch a final concert of 2023.

The Emory Choirs are back with the beloved holiday tradition of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Glenn Memorial Church. They will give three performances, one at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and two on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4 and 8 p.m. Purchase your tickets online.

The Oxford Holiday Concert also takes place Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. in Williams Hall. Enjoy live renditions of your favorite holiday tunes and plenty of festive cheer. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the OxTheatre Box Office website.

On Sunday, Dec. 3, attend the Black Church, Black Music concert at Rust Chapel United Methodist Church. Led by Oxford College assistant professor Emorja Roberson, the concert starts at 3 p.m. and is part of the Wooden Floor series.

On Sunday, Dec. 10, ECMSA hosts Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music, part of their Family Series, in Ackerman Hall at 4 p.m.

Rounding out the concert season, the Schwartz Center hosts Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale in Emerson Concert Hall for three performances on Dec. 8, 9 and 10. The Friday and Saturday programs are at 8 p.m. and the Sunday performance is at 4 p.m. Tickets for all events at Emerson Hall can be found on the Schwartz Center box office website. Livestream access is available for the Saturday concert.  

Enter the Praise House one last time.

The Praise House Project is a public art installation and immersive digital experience created by artist Charmaine Minniefield honoring the African and African American traditions of the Praise House and Ring Shout. The installation opened in October and will remain on the grounds of Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church through Friday, Dec. 15. The installation is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p.m., and on Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment, which can be made via Calendly.

Story updated Dec. 1, 2023.

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