November 16, 2016: Clarke University’s For a
Blessed Christmas concert will be performed Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.
Staged in the beauty of Clarke’s Sacred Heart Chapel, “For a
Blessed Christmas” is a moving portrayal of the Christmas story through an
exciting mix of narration and musical performances. This holiday tradition
is a favorite in the Dubuque area and features performances by Clarke choirs
and instrumental ensembles under the direction of Clarke faculty members Jeremy
Mims and David Resnick.
Special guests will the Dyersville Beckman Catholic High
School Choir and soprano CJ Greer.
“A great highlight will be the fact the winds, strings and
choirs will be performing several things together,” said Jeremy Mims, assistant
professor and chair of the Clarke Music Department. “CJ Greer will be the
soloist for the evening. She has extensive performing experience on Broadway
and in regional theatres around the country.”
Greer, who is the new voice professor at Clarke, brings with
her a wealth of performance credits. Broadway/Tour credits include “Sister Act,” “Les Miserables,” “The
Producers,” “Ragtime,” and “I
Love a Piano.” Greer will be joined by over 100 other musicians from the
Clarke community, performing traditional and contemporary favorites in a
stirring concert celebrating the spirit of Christmas.
admission tickets are $10. To purchase tickets visit www.clarke.edu/blessedchristmas
or call (563)584-8642.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences
university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their
workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters
of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in