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Annual Holiday Scholarship Concert held Dec. 1 at Appalachian

BOONE—Musicians and singers will perform for a worthy cause during the Holiday Scholarship Concert Dec. 1 at Appalachian State University.

The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for outstanding musicians in the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium. Admission is $5. Tickets are available from the Farthing Auditorium Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event showcases various ensembles from the Hayes School of Music who perform from the auditorium’s stage, balcony and aisles. The performance is coordinated by Stephen M. Hopkins from the music faculty.

The University Singers and Brass Choir perform “Personent hodie,” arranged by Lara Hoggard.

Jazz Ensemble I performs “Let it Snow! Let it Snow” and the Appalachian Brass Ensemble performs “Christmas in Brass.” The Gospel Choir will sing “Innkeeper” and “Emmanuel.”

The Brass Quintet performs “Sing We Know of Christmas” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The compositions “Gaudete! Gaudete!” and “Carol of the Bells” will be sung by the Treble Choir.

Also on the program is “O Little Town of Bethlehem” sung by the male vocal octet “What’s Yer Pleasure, and “Come Though Long Expected Jesus” and “Sing Noel!” performed by the Men’s Glee Club.

The Appalachian Flute Ensemble performs “Dance of the Mirlitons.”

The University Singers will perform “Go Tell it On the Mountain” and the Jazz Vocal Ensembles will perform “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”

The Tuba Choir will perform a selection of sacred and secular holiday songs. The Chamber Singers will present “What Sweeter Music” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will perform “Sleigh Ride.”

The orchestra and vocal groups will combine for “Hallelujah” from Handel’s “Messiah.”