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Sacred Heart University opens its campus up for the holidays

November 15, 2018

FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University will host a number of events to celebrate the 2018 holiday season.

Here is a rundown:

West Campus Tree Lighting: Much like General Electric did when it owned the property on Easton Turnpike that is now Sacred Heart’s West Campus, there will be a community tree lighting at the entrance on Tuesday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m. There will be carols and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.

Lessons and Carols: The Liturgical Choir will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on the main campus with the annual telling of the story of Christ’s birth and the Holy Family’s journey to Bethlehem. There will be a freewill offering.

Winter Solstice:The SHU Dance Ensemble will present both student and choreographed works in all styles of dance at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2, in the Edgerton Center. General admission is $15.

Cherish The Ladies will perform a Celtic Christmas at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Edgerton Center. The show includes timeless Irish traditions and a twist on some signature classic carols. General admission is $30.

A Christmas Choral Extravaganza: The SHU choirs present top Christmas hits and storied favorites at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 8, in the Edgerton Center. General admission is $10.

Christmas Memories: The SHU Band will perform classics and a Christmas sing-a-long at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 9, in the Edgerton Center. General admission is $10.

Handel’s Messiah: The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will perform with the Christ Church Choir at 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 14, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. SHU alumna Allegra De Vita ’11 will be the alto soloist. General admission is $35.

The Sacred Heart main campus is at 5151 Park Avenue. The tree lighting will be at 3135 Easton Turnpike. Events requiring tickets can be purchased online at www.edgertoncenter.org. For more information, contact the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts box office at 203-371-7908.

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