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“Christmas at Belmont” ~~ a gift of music

Belmont University is a fairly close neighbor to the residents of Clarksville; it’s only a 45 minute drive to the campus. It’s  reknown for its academic standards and is ranked annually as one of the state’s and the nation’s most outstanding educational institutions.

Belmont University brightens our lives and renews hope through its music and education programs. throughout the year the students and faculty give performances that re unequaled in quality. Their tradition of blessing the community with music is especially realized during the Christmas season.

Belmont University’s performance of choral, choir and strings of 2007 was for me the pinnacle of music in that holiday season.  Their one-hour program, broadcast on NPT, was simply the best musical. This outstanding performance integrated classical, traditional and popular music  for the season. I was enthralled.

In harmony, the singers retold the remarkable story of Christmas; their rendition brought a fresh perspective to the field of seasonal music. Their fresh, intelligent and emotional renditions renewed one spiritually. Through their dramatic concert my spirits were lifted.  Their spectacular music was an added flourish to the season.  With great eloquence and authority they  enriched the spiritual significance of the time of year.

Belmont is again presenting their fabulous and engrossing “Christmas at Belmont” for the pleasure of Tennessee residents. This program will again be an exciting addition to our holiday celebrations.

“Christmas at Belmont” will air on December 23 at 9 p.m. and December 25 at 8 p.m.. It’s a wonderful addition to your Christmas eve and Christmas day celebration.

Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland, retired, has lived in Clarksville for seven years and holds great pride in his adopted city and its people. His one objection in Tennessee is the Hall law of taxes on dividends and savings. Charles served in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy from 1966-1986, retiring to serve as a United Methodist pastor near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the ARP, Roxy Theater and MCDP. Though retired, he is a regular speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. His five grandchildren, ages two to thirteen years, live in Evansville, Indiana. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in Germany and Korea while on active duty.

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