Camarillo, Calif., Nov. 23, 2011 - The CSU Channel Islands Choral Association (CICA) will present two holiday concerts entitled "Make a Joyful Noise," which will also feature the Handbell Choir from Ventura’s First United Methodist Church. The concerts are free and open to the public and admission donations will be accepted.

The first concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo. The second concert will be held on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Malibu Hall 140 on the campus of CSU Channel Islands, One University Drive, Camarillo. 

The Channel Islands Choral Association is a class at the University that is open to students, faculty and community members.  Dr. KuanFen Liu is the Artistic Director, a member of CI’s music faculty, and the conductor of CICA. Liu and the choir perform at concerts and make many appearances at different community venues. The Handbell Choir is directed by Miriam Arichea.

Limited parking is available on campus. A daily permit is $6. Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot in Camarillo with bus service to and from the campus. Riders should board the VISTA Bus to the campus; the fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at

For additional information, contact Dr. KuanFen Liu at 805-278-0375,, or 805-484-6601.

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