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BYU's "Celebration of Christmas" scheduled for Dec. 2-3

Featuring combined choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra

The combined audition choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra from Brigham Young University’s School of Music will present their annual “Celebration of Christmas” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

The groups will also perform a Saturday matinee Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or at for $9 or $6 with BYU or student ID.

Featuring the talents of the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, BYU Philharmonic Orchestra and Brass Honors Quintet, the groups will perform combined pieces and individual selections as well.

Performances of holiday music favorites will include “Joy to the World,” “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” “Silent Night,” “What Child Is This?” and “Waltz of the Flowers,” among many others.

Audiences will also have the opportunity throughout the concert to join the performers in singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Felix Mendelssohn, “Once in Royal David’s City” by Henry G. Gauntlet and “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light” from “Christmas Oratorio” by J. S. Bach.

For more information, contact Ronald Staheli at (801) 422-3169 or Rosalind Hall at (801) 422-2272.

Writer: Brian Rust

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