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EU’s 32nd Annual Christmas Concert to benefit Salvation Army, Dec. 4

Published on Nov 24, 2015 by Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University’s music department students will perform their 32nd Annual Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:45 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.

The doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and there will be a pre-concert presentation by the Suzuki Strings.

Evangel’s popular holiday celebration is open to the public. Once again, the encouraged admission is either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to benefit the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army’s nationwide campaign enables them to provide food, toys and clothing to more than six million people during the Christmas season.

“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.”

More than 200 performers

EU Christmas music ’14-200dpi“This year’s Christmas Concert will be one to remember, with more than 200 students performing in a variety of ensembles,” said Matrone.

The evening will feature the combined Evangel University Chorale and Chorus.

The Chorale is a 56-member select choir that performs the best of sacred classical choral literature. The Chorus is open to a broader range of students who are interested in masterworks of choral literature from all eras including contemporary formats.

Other Evangel groups to be featured at the annual Christmas Concert include the University Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra, Immanence and HeartSong.

Department of Music

The Department of Music at Evangel offers a variety of degree programs, including music performance, music education, music business, recording technology and worship leadership.

The department also offers master’s degrees in music education and music performance. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).