President Matthews to Conduct Christmas Concert at Kimmel Center featuring Eastern University Ensembles

St. Davids, PA: The Jubilate Deo Chorale & Orchestra, Eastern University ensembles, Church of the Savior Festival Choir, and Choirs of the Diocese of Camden will once again come together to fill Verizon Hall with the glorious sounds of Christmas on December 13.  

President Ron Matthews will serve as the primary conductor. Steven Ford, Derek Kostovick, and Andy Lenko, all Eastern University alumni, will conduct their compositions as well. David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will perform throughout with the 125 + choir and 60 piece professional orchestra.

This ensemble has performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kimmel Center, and to audiences exceeding 7000 people.

“We are thrilled to once again participate in this joyous event,” shares President Matthews. “All are welcome to will be a truly special evening celebrating the joy of Christmas together!”

    Event Details

    • Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
    • Verizon Hall - Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA

    About Eastern University

    Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 3,300 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, seminary, and international programs. The university’s main campus is located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit or contact Kelly Goddard, Director of Marketing and Communications: