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Classic Christmas ‘Messiah Sing Along’ at San Jacinto South
News Release
Wednesday, December 08, 2010

HOUSTON — The San Jacinto College South choral department hosted its annual “A Messiah Sing Along” Sunday night in the Proscenium Theatre on campus.

The classic Christmas oratorio included selections from George F. Handel’s “The Messiah,” such as “For unto us a child is born,” “Glory to God,” and “O thou that tallest good tidings to Zion.” This year, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees Chair, Marie Flickinger served as guest conductor for “Hallelujah!”

“This group is so tremendous,” said Flickinger. “You are constantly hearing about how professional they sound. All you have to do is close your eyes, listen, and imagine that you’re already listening to the actual symphony at Carnegie Hall.”

As an avid supporter and patron of the San Jacinto College arts, the building’s namesake, Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, was given in her honor. True to form, she also provided the choir with a gift of her own before last night’s performance. The choir was given a significant donation by Flickinger, which helped them reach the halfway mark of their overall fundraising goal for their upcoming trip to perform in New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May 2011. 

“This was our best performance yet,” said South campus visual and performing arts department chair, Cynthia Stevens. “We are so appreciative of Mrs. Flickinger’s donation tonight. This really helps our goal for our trip. I’m really looking forward to directing at Carnegie Hall, and taking the students to a Broadway show.”

The choir will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 29, 2011. The next fundraising event will take place February 4-5, 2011, at the Feaste of Sweetes, held in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center atrium on the South campus. For more information on choir events, fundraising, or donation opportunities, please contact Cynthia Stevens at 281-998-6150 or

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for nearly 50 years. We are committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of more than 29,000 students in over 140 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career-track choices. Students also benefit from the College’s workforce training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of ever-changing industry in the region. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or find us on Facebook at

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