Annual Christmas Fest To Spread Love

The Westmont Christmas Festival

The Westmont Christmas Festival

Westmont hosts its 13th annual Christmas Festival, retelling the Christmas story by weaving narration with music from the Westmont Orchestra, College Choir and Choral Union on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., all at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. Tickets for this year’s event, “Covenant of Love,” cost $15 each and go on sale Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. at  westmont.edu/christmasfestival. Please call (805) 565-6040 for more information.

The festival blends traditional seasonal carols with historic works performed by Westmont’s Orchestra, Choir, and Choral Union. These pieces include “The Waters of Love,” a 20th century composition by Patrick Hawes, “Speaking Love,” a 21st century piece by Danyew, and “Gaudete,” a 16th century composition arranged by Gary Fry.