Shorter University Opens Christmas Season with Feaste of Caroles

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Rome, Ga. – The Shorter University choral ensembles will celebrate the Christmas season on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel with their annual Feaste of Caroles.

The service will feature performances by the Shorter Chorale as well as the University Men’s and Women’s Choirs. The ensembles will present an array of Christmas songs including works arranged by Walton, Courtney, and Hoggard. A highlight of the service is sure to be the collaboration of the ensembles with internationally renowned soprano and Shorter faculty member, Indra Thomas. Ms. Thomas will join with the choirs to sing This Christmastide, an excerpt from Donald Fraser’s Christmas Symphony, made famous by soprano, Jessye Norman.

Aaron Rice, Director of Choral Activities, stated, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Indra Thomas. Her artistry is inspiring to our students and is not to be missed.”

The Feaste of Caroles is an annual tradition at Shorter University that provides the campus and Rome community with the opportunity to worship and reflect upon the birth of Jesus Christ through scripture reading and carols.

Brookes Chapel is located in the Cooper Fine Arts Building on the Shorter University campus at 315 Shorter Avenue, Rome. The service is free and open to the public.

Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their list of best Regional Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at