SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Music Ensembles will perform their 33rd Annual Christmas Concert to benefit the Salvation Army on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.
The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. for the University’s popular holiday celebration, and there will be a pre-concert performance by the Suzuki Strings.
The event is open to the public. Admission is either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to benefit the Salvation Army.
More than 200 musicians will be performing in a variety of ensembles including the Evangel University Chorus, University Chorale, Men’s Vocal Ensemble, Women’s Chamber Ensemble, HeartSong, University Orchestra, and the ever-popular Jazz Orchestra.
Special guests this year will be the Springfield Boys Choir.
The concert will include a carol sing with the audience. The combined choirs and orchestra will conclude with the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, and HeartSong will be doing their arrangement of Go Tell It on the Mountain, entitled, “Go Tell It.”
“The Evangel Christmas Concert is more than a great night of music,” said Tom Matrone, chair of the Department of Music. “It’s about giving back to the community and honoring University traditions.”
The Salvation Army’s nationwide campaign enables them to provide food, toys and clothing to more than six million people during the Christmas season.
Live streaming of the concert will be available online at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/16105363 .
The Department of Music at Evangel University offers majors in music education, music performance, music business, recording technology and worship leadership. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.
For more information, visit www.evangel.edu or contact the Evangel University Music Department at (417) 865-2811, ext. 7212.