In Alumni, Community, Events, School of Music

DSC_8336Despite a chilly drizzle, Cairn University’s Starry Nite celebration gave the Christmas season a warm welcome last Friday evening.

Fast becoming a Cairn tradition, the 4th annual Starry Nite celebration included many of the activities that students,alumni, employees and their families, and members of the local community have come to anticipate — horse-drawn carriage rides, a photo booth with festive props, large kettles of hot chocolate and cider, and a table piled high with Christmas cookies homemade by faculty and staff.

handbell choir

Sold out this year, the annual Christmas at Cairn concert brings together ensembles ranging from the Handbell Choir to the University Chorale.

Once again, the Walkway was lined with stations of activities for all ages, ranging from ornament making to Christmas card writing. New this year, the Starry Nite Relays took place on the Intramural Field at 4 pm, where students, faculty, and staff competed in events including wreath making, tree decorating,and gingerbread man eating.

To wrap up the evening, the Chatlos Chapel filled with guests for the annual Christmas at Cairn concert.  The sold-out performance brings together various ensembles from across campus: the Handbell Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, and Chorale. Not least important, the audience added its own energy and excitement to the performance, joining the University’s musicians in a final carol sing.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Cairn University!

 

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