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Evangel University to present 38th annual Christmas concert to support the Salvation Army

Published on Nov 28, 2022 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Music Department will present its 38th annual Christmas concert on Friday, December 2 at 7 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 vocal and instrumental 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 “Angels We Have Heard on High,” a rendition of “O Holy Night” by HeartSong, EU Jazz Orchestra’s lively piece “And Kings Shall Swing,” 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, Evangel’s Music Department chairman.

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’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:

  • 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