WINFIELD — The Southwestern College music department will present its annual Winterfest concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

Southwestern College President Brad Andrews and his wife, Trish, will host the concert, which is underwritten by Dick and Joan Jones.

Winterfest is a collaboration between the South Kansas Symphony, the A Cappella Choir, and the Southwestern College Choral Union.

Conducting the musical groups will be Amber Peterson, assistant professor of music, and Brian Winnie, director of choral activities and voice.

The concert will feature “A Canadian Brass Christmas,” selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” and a new candlelight tradition featuring the music of Ola Gjelio, Eric Whitacre and traditional carols, with audience participation. The concert will end with the traditional singing of “Beautiful Savior.”

Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees, and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.

This information was provided by Southwestern College News Bureau Coordinator Charles Osen.