VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — Virginia Wesleyan University's Vox Vera student choir will perform at the White House on December 18!

Choral director Bryson Mortensen and 12 students will perform as part of the “Christmas at the White House” series. The White House will host more than 100 open houses and receptions throughout the month of December, and more than 30,000 visitors take part in public tours.

“It’s a great honor to be invited to sing at the White House during the holiday season,” says Mortensen. “I’m excited to share the great music we're making at Virginia Wesleyan with all of the visitors to our nation’s capital.”

The 12 students traveling to the White House includes Myles Baynard, Morgan Boyd, Dante Copeland, Aleigha Johnson, Robert Jones, Adam Kurek, Yaminah Lewis, Marissa Phillips, Thomas Reinhold, Jackson Simmons, Serena Smith, and Jennifer Vega.

The choir will perform some Christmas classics like, “Silent Night,” “Still, Still, Still,” “Away in a Manger,” “In the Bleak Midwinter,” “A Cradle Hymn,” “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” and more.

A preview to the White House performance at VWU's “Sing We Now of Christmas” on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, at 2 p.m.

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