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UC's "Our Gift To You" to air on several regional TV stations

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — University of the Cumberlands' (UC) Christmas music program, "Our Gift to You," is scheduled to air in Bowling Green, Lexington, and London, Ky., during the Christmas season.

In Bowling Green, WBKO-ABC will air the program on Sat., Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m., and again on Sat., Dec. 24 at 11:30 a.m. Viewers of WKYT’s CW channel in Lexington can watch the program on Sun., Dec. 18 at noon. The program is also available on London’s WOBZ channel 9 at various times and dates from now until Christmas.

Each year, UC’s Music and Multimedia departments produce “Our Gift to You,” a thirty-minute, un-interrupted program, which showcases the talents of students in the Cumberland Singers, the Chorale and Chamber Choir.

Directed by Dr. Jeff Smoak and David Etter, the groups share traditional and contemporary music to celebrate Christmas and the season of sharing.

Many, but not all, members of these groups are music majors or minors, but membership is open to all UC students. Chamber Singers is an SATB group of 16-18 individuals, and membership is based on auditions, in which students must demonstrate not only vocal skills but also the ability to read music.

This group performs in the Madrigal Dinner each December as well as in concerts on campus and in local churches. The Chorale, a larger group, which performs on campus and travels on behalf of the University, performing in many different venues around the country, also requires an audition. Membership in Cumberland Singers, a group that performs on campus, requires only a love of singing.

Alumni, faculty and staff members, friends, students and community members, alike, have made “Our Gift to You” one of their Christmas traditions and look forward to the program each year.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.