'Tis the Season for Holiday Entertainment at McKendree U.

(LEBANON, Ill., November 11, 2015) - McKendree University’s Division of Visual and Performing Arts, the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts, the Show Choir program, and the McKendree Gallery of Art announce several upcoming events. All are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Friday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.: The Marching Bearcat Band: Live in Concert!, led by David Boggs, director, at the Hett.

Dec. 3-17: An All Student Art Show showcases the creativity of those enrolled in art classes this semester at the McKendree Gallery of Art, 224 W. St. Louis St. in Lebanon. The exhibit opens with a reception on Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. For gallery hours and information, visit mckendree.edu/artgallery.

Friday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.: “A Christmas on Broadway: A Holiday Charity Show” community variety show at the Hett, sponsored by the Show Choir. Admission is canned food for the local food bank, or gloves, mittens or scarves for a homeless shelter.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.: The McKendree Christmas Choral Concert, presented by the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir featuring Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata” with brass, Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and popular carols under the direction of Dr. Nancy Ypma, at the Hett.

Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz Ensembles concert, directed by Dawn Weber, David Gonzalez and Maurice Egeston, at the Hett.

Friday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.: Concert Band and Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert, featuring special guest soloist Christine Brewer, directed by Dr. Jennifer Moder. General admission is $5 at the Hett.

Sunday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.: COCA’s Ballet Eclectica returns to the Hett with “The Little Dancer,” a tale of Degas’ famous statuette who comes to life and dances her way through various works of art. Admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors and $5 students (with ID) and children.