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December 2012

Watch the performance of our 2012 Christmas concert "A Child is Born" 

On December 7, 2012 for the first time in PLU history Lutes and music lovers across the globe were able to experience our Christmas Concert from their homes. More than 300 tuned in to our webcast to see our talented students, hear beautiful music and join in our Christmas cheer. Now, you too can watch this amazing performance and witness the world premiere of David Deacon-Joyner’s composition “Unto Us” with the full performance available below. You might just say it's a Christmas miracle. 

Grab a seat and lend a hand to the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

engravingThe grand opening of the Karen Hille Phillips Center for the Performing Arts nears. Renovations on the mainstage will be completed by summer 2013 with a grand opening in fall. Superb sight lines and improved acoustics in the 630-seat auditorium will greatly enhance PLU student theater, opera, dance and other events and activities. 

"The completion of this incredible venue will be one of those moments in time that will significantly impact the history of PLU and the arts on our campus," says Cameron Bennett, Dean of the School of Arts and Communication. 

You're invited to lend a hand and support this renovation of what will be the premier arts venue in the South Sound area. A great gift for an alum, theater lover or philanthropist, donations can be made in any amount.

Name a seat in recognition of or in honor of an individual, family or a group including a business or other organization. Named seats are available with a gift of $1,000 each. All funds raised will help ensure that the arts and other productions and programs will be available for future generations to enjoy this incredible space. Your gift is fully tax deductible. 

A gift, in any amount, will help make the spotlight shine on the arts at PLU.

Click here to make your gift. Feeling generous? Many naming opportunities are still available. Click here to view them all. 

Our year in pictures

With 2013 quickly approaching we want to take a moment and look back at all the great things we've done and fun times we’ve had in 2012. We’ve learned, we’ve taught, we’ve practiced and performed, we’ve premiered new works, created art, worked with new faculty and honed our craft. We look forward to many more fun and thoughtful moments in 2013. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!