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University Singers and Chamber Choir open holiday concert series Nov. 30

BOONE—A six-day holiday concert series showcasing student musicians from Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music begins Friday, Nov. 30, with a performance by the University Singers and Chamber Choir.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Tickets for reserved seats are $5. Proceeds will be used to fund student scholarships. Tickets are available from the Valborg Theatre Box Office or by calling 800-841-2787, 828-262-3063 or 828-262-4046. Tickets will be available at the door for those events not sold out prior to the performance.

The “Tis the Season” series replaces the traditional holiday scholarship concert typically held in Farthing Auditorium, which is unavailable because of renovations occurring to the facility.

The University Singers and Chamber Choir will perform compositions such as “Allegro vivace” from John Rutter’s “Gloria,” “A Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Brittian, “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” by John Gardner, “Christmas Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham, “Wassail Song” arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

The Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. in Rosen Concert Hall. The orchestra will perform “In the Steppes of Central Asia” by Alexander Borodin, excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, featuring pianist Dr. Bair Shagdaron from the Hayes School of Music.

Other performances in the series are:

  • Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Appalachian Gospel Choir
  • Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., Appalachian Wind Ensemble
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Treble Choir and Men’s Glee Club
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., Jazz Ensembles I and II
  • Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., Appalachian Gospel Choir