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Evangel University Christmas concert to be featured on KY3 on Christmas Day

Published on Dec 7, 2023 by Erin Hedlun

Dr. Tom Matrone, EU Music Department chair

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Music Department’s annual Christmas concert will be featured on KY3 on Christmas Day. The one-hour special presentation will air at 7 a.m. on the Ozarks CW and at 11 a.m. on KY3.

“Evangel University has a long-standing tradition of gifting the community of Springfield with the annual Christmas concert,” said Dr. Tom Matrone, chair of EU’s Music Department. “This year, the Music Department is honored that KY3 will be airing a special that highlights the diverse talent of EU students and faculty on Christmas Day, featuring every ensemble of the department.”

More than 200 musicians performed in the 39th annual concert, which was held on December 1 and benefitted the Salvation Army. Performers include students and professors in vocal and instrumental ensembles, including the Evangel University Chorus, Voices of EU student-led a capella group, Men’s Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Evangel University Orchestra and Band, Women’s Chamber Ensemble, and University Chorale.

The Christmas Day special will feature holiday songs ranging from classical to traditional such as the Evangel University Chorus’ presentation of “Silent Night,” a Pentatonix arrangement of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Voices of EU, University Band’s lively piece “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” and Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah” chorus.

Members of “Voices of EU,” a student-led a cappella group, perform at Evangel’s Christmas concert held on Dec. 1.

“The Music Department and the university welcome this excellent opportunity to share the message of this beautiful season,” Matrone said.

Evangel University’s Music Department

The Department of Music at Evangel University offers degrees in Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music: Recording Technology, and Music: Worship Leadership. Each program is carefully designed to ensure that students build strong musical skills, gain professional training, and experience a wide range of musical activities.

The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the Missouri Association of Departments & Schools of Music.


About Evangel University

Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.

EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at