Eastern to host 86th annual Candlelighting program


WILBURTON, OK (Nov. 14, 2012) – The Eastern Oklahoma State College Music Department will present its 86th Annual Candlelighting program at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Mitchell Auditorium. The program will feature performances by the Eastern Concert Choir and Mountaineer Band. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Mountaineer Band will begin the evening with songs from “The Nutcracker,” “A Peaceful Christmas,” Jingle Bell Gallop,” “A Christmas Cannon,” “The First Noel/Pachelbel’s Canon” and the “Twelve Songs of Christmas.” Eastern’s Concert Choir will perform a variety of holiday selections and melodies.

Patrick Moore, Eastern’s director of instrumental and choral ensembles and head of the Music Department, will direct the performance, while Mary E. Ford will serve as the accompanist. Eastern students Hailie Dust of McAlester, Sam Harley of Idabel, Rodney Morris of Forney, Tex. and Alison Burns of Broken Bow will give solo performances.

EOSC performers include Patty Craig, Cheyenne Crosby, Patrick O’Hara, Laren Cox, Nicholas Santine, Nicholas Wingo, Adam Butler-Jones, John Fryer, Miranda Isbell and Trisha Sykes, all of McAlester; Dayna Bills, Ashton Forwoodson, Trevor Vasquez, Nicole Grimsley, Hailey Ketchum, Lacy Dunlap and Melissa Morrison, all of Wilburton; Brittany Cooper, Tyler Mottioda, Kylie Holman, Shirlene Green, Caleb McCoy, Olivia Green and Jo Stewart, all of Hartshorne; Josh James and Dottie Minshall of Clayton; Sarah Stockton of Quinton; and Jordan Franks of Norman.

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