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ORU Brightens Christmas with Free Concert for Oklahomans

ORU Christmas ConcertOral Roberts University will be hosting a free Christmas celebration concert on Friday, December 6, 2013. The concert titled “The Wonder that is Christmas” is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the ORU Mabee Center.

Admission is free with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy to the Salvation Army through the ORU Cheerleader’s “Bring Good Cheer” toy drive. A free Christmas carnival for all ages will begin at 6:15 p.m. prior to the start of the concert. The carnival will include holiday games, hands-on activities and free pictures with Santa Claus.

The Christmas celebration concert will feature special Christian guests Kelly Ford, Brian Nhira, Jason Swanson and the Victory and Lincoln Christian Children’s Choirs performing along with the ORU orchestra and choir.

The inspiring voice of Kelly Ford has graced the ears and souls of Tulsan’s for decades. Ford is a member of SEVEN and has opened for many dignitaries and celebrities including: President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Colin Powell, Lee Iacocca, Paul Harvey, Charlton Heston and many others.

Brian Nhira has developed his dynamically gifted voice into an instrument
used to
the glory of God. He has been afforded
the opportunity to sing at over 500
events
in 14 states and three different countries, including a special solo performance at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Nhira recently released a new single titled “Still Believe.”

Jason Swanson is a true innovative composer and arranger who constantly pushes the limits to the sounds an acoustic guitar can produce. Audiences delight in Jason's eclectic mix of styles and his own innovative versions of pop, rock and jazz numbers.

For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu.