Harding University-Community Orchestra to perform Dec. 3

SEARCY, Ark. – The Harding University-Community Orchestra will perform
Thursday, Dec. 3, in Harding’s Administration Auditorium at 7 p.m.
with the Harding String Quartet opening the concert. It will be free
to the public, and seating will be available on a first come, first
served basis.

The concert will feature several Christmas arrangements, such as
“Christmas Concerto,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “The Holly and
the Ivy,” “Deck the Halls,” ‘Stille Nacht” and “Sussex Carol.” The
performance will present other pieces as well, including “Concertino
for Clarinet,” a solo by junior Ashley Calcote, and “Fantasia on

The orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Michael Chance, is comprised
of Harding student musicians, local professionals and advanced string
students from the Searcy Community School of Music.

For more information, call the University’s music department at
Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,600 students
from all 50 states and 49 foreign countries. It is the largest private
university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than
any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains
campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France/Switzerland, Greece,
Italy and Zambia.