December 10, 2011

Today: Christmas Carroll Eve

Join us for the traditional Christmas Carroll Eve festivities this Saturday, December 10. The schedule of events is as follows:

Music to Celebrate the Season, Kulas Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy the varied musical colors of the season provided by the JCU Choral organizations under the direction of Cynthia Caporella Ph.D. During intermission, warm your body and spirit with complimentary Fair Trade hot chocolate and cookies, sponsored by University Dining Services. After intermission, enjoy more festive music with JCU instrumentalists, including the JCU Jazz Band under the direction of Martin Hoehler. Admission is free!

Home for the Holidays! Student Center Atrium, 9:30–10:30 p.m.
Bring your friends for a Christmas sing-along around the piano led by members of the Sweet Carrollines, Rhapsody Blue, and the Pep Band. Enjoy refreshments, make holiday ornaments from around the world, decorate cookies, hear a special reading of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, participate in holiday games for a drawing for a $300 shopping spree at the JCU Bookstore, and relax around the fire! The evening will conclude with the tree lighting outside the Student Center with a special message from Rev. Bernie McAniff, S.J.

Christmas Carroll Eve Mass, The Church of the Gesu, 11 p.m.
The traditional Christmas Carroll Eve Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Gesu. Gesu is across from Rodman Hall on Miramar Boulevard. Music will be provided by the JCU Schola Cantorum, the Chapel Ensemble, and friends under the direction of Cynthia Caporella, Ph.D., director of liturgical music and musical arts.

Midnight Feast, Schott Dining Hall, midnight
What is Christmas without food and fellowship? End your evening with a delicious feast of holiday goodies. Reminiscent of a good-old-fashioned family Christmas atmosphere, this event will rival even grandma’s recipes! Gain admittance with concert or Mass program or show your JCU ID.