November 13, 2009
Begin the Christmas season with Lees-McRae Performing Arts

Lees-McRae College Performing Arts presents their annual Candlelight Christmas Concert on December 5 and 6 in Hayes Auditorium. This time honored tradition continues to be a community favorite and marks the beginning of the Christmas season.

This year's concert will host student and faculty presentations as musical solos and duets, as well as piano solos and dance pieces. Additionally, the show will present Reader's Theatre, Talking Heads, and a special appearance by the big man himself - Santa! If you would like to learn more about Talking Heads, please search "Nutcracker Lees-McRae Style" at Be prepared for the laugh of a lifetime!

This annual tradition is appropriate for all ages and is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! As usual the Hayes stage will be decked to the nines with several locally grown Christmas trees, wreaths, garland, and thousands of Christmas lights. Just walk into Hayes and the smell will entice you to sit down and enjoy an evening of Christmas spirit.

This year the Highlander show choir will be singing several selections including "Good News", "This Little Babe", and a foot stomping version of "Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child", choreographed by Dr. Janet Speer.

Lees-McRae's production will be held in Hayes Auditorium on December 5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children and students; any student ID is accepted. Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to show time.

There is no box office daily or weekly. Please arrive early to purchase tickets the night of the show. There is no reserved seating. For additional show information please visit or call (828)898-8721.

Media Contact:

Blaine Hansen  |  Vice President of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness
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