Christmas Arrives at Belmont Abbey College — Abbey Chorus Prepares to Celebrate Sounds of the Season with Annual ‘Arts at the Abbey’ Concert

November 17, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
BELMONT, NC —- The sights and sounds of the Christmas season will come alive when Belmont Abbey College’s Abbey Chorus takes the stage with its annual concert on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 8:00 PM in the Abbey Basilica, Belmont Abbey College. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Abbey Chorus will feature both modern and classic carols during its traditional concert.

The chorus, under the direction of David Pitt, is an ensemble of students, faculty, and members of the Charlotte-area community. They perform at a number of events at Belmont Abbey College. Membership is open to the public and is offered as a college course for credit.

The Arts at the Abbey concert series is made possible in part by the Associated Foundation, Inc. of Belmont, The Monks of Belmont Abbey and other private donors. Karen Hite Jacob is the series’ coordinator. For additional information, call 704.334.3468 or email

Ranked one of the best comprehensive colleges in the Southeast by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review, Belmont Abbey College celebrates excellence and virtue steeped in its 129-year Catholic Benedictine heritage. The liberal arts College is home to students from over 28 states and 11 countries and welcomes everyone from any background or tradition committed to this vision of excellence and virtue. The campus consists of the College, the Monastery and the Abbey Basilica, which can be found on its sprawling 650 acres of picturesque landscape.

Just minutes from Charlotte, NC, the nation’s second largest banking center, Belmont Abbey College offers students numerous internship opportunities and career placement.

The College believes in development of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. By offering a wide array of clubs and activities including Division II athletics, theatre, publications, and study abroad, Belmont Abbey College invests in the personal growth of its students.

Founded in 1876, the College celebrates its heritage and is inspired by the Benedictine monastic tradition. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the College and Abbey Basilica greet thousands of visitors each year.