CULLOWHEE – The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert, featuring faculty and students in small chamber groups and larger ensembles, will be presented by the School of Music at Western Carolina University on Sunday, Dec. 7.
The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
This year’s program will begin with performances by the University Chorus and Concert Choir of “Sing Noel,” “Gloria” and “O Christmas Tree.”
The WCU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Student Trombone Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, Continuum Saxophone Quartet, Euphonium Ensemble and Early Music Ensemble/Recorder Consort also will perform.
Lyn Burkett and Pavel Wlosok will share piano arrangements of “Variations on Adeste Fideles” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” respectively. Susan Belcher, wife of Chancellor David O. Belcher, will perform the whimsical parody “A Little Christmas Music (with apologies to Mozart)” accompanied by the WCU Concert Choir and Ann Tiner, harpsichordist.
The Jackson County Children’s Choir, a group made up of more than 40 students from Fairview, Cullowhee Valley and Scotts Creek elementary schools, also will perform.
A sing-along of holiday favorites will be led by special guest Santa Claus to close the program.
Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Prices are $17 for adults; $11 for WCU faculty, staff and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children. Proceeds benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund.
Info: www.Bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or (828) 227-2479