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Evangel University to present 37th annual Christmas concert to support the Salvation Army

Published on Nov 23, 2021 by Erin Hedlun


EU Orchestra and Choir

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Music Department will present its 37th annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel on Evangel’s campus. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

The community is invited to attend, and the cost of admission is a non-perishable food item and/or a monetary donation to benefit the Salvation Army at the door. No tickets are necessary.

More than 200 musicians will be performing in a variety of ensembles, including the Evangel University Chorus, Men’s Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra, HeartSong, Evangel University Orchestra and Band, Women’s Chamber Ensemble, and University Chorale.

The concert will feature Christmas songs ranging from classical to traditional such as the Evangel University Chorus’ presentation of “Sing Glory to the King,” holiday favorite “O Come All Ye Faithful,” EU Jazz Band’s soulful rendition of “First Funky Noel,” and Handel’s majestic “Hallelujah Chorus.”

“Our annual Christmas Concert is both a gift to the community at large and a tangible way to assist the Salvation Army as they bless our neighbors,” said Dr. Tom Matrone, chair of the Department of Music.

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 event will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Evangel University Department of Music

The Music Department at Evangel University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers majors 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.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.