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Whitworth University Presents the Christmas Festival Concerts, Dec. 11 and 12 in Spokane

November 29, 2021

The Whitworth University Music Department is thrilled to announce the return of the Christmas Festival Concerts with A Brand New Morn, Saturday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m. at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox in downtown Spokane. 

The concert will feature the Whitworth Choir, Women’s Choir and Men’s Chorus. Xiaosha Lin, Whitworth’s new director of choral activities and assistant professor of music, will make her debut as Christmas Festival artistic director. Prior to her appointment at Whitworth, Lin served as director of choral activities at the University of Toledo and assistant conductor at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Lin will be joined by Professor of Music Scott Miller who will be directing the Men’s Chorus.

The choirs will be accompanied by organist John Bodinger and student instrumentalists. 

The program includes Missa Carolae by James Whitbourn and other Christmas classics.

For tickets, please click here. Cost: adults, $20; students & seniors (62-plus), $15. 

For those attending in person, proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours) must be presented upon entrance. Additionally, face masks are required for all.

The concerts will also be livestreamed from the Whitworth Music Department’s YouTube channel: 

Dec. 11, 8 p.m.:

Dec. 12, 3 p.m.:

About Whitworth University:

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or