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Popular "Celebration of Christmas" at BYU Dec. 7-8

The Brigham Young University School of Music will present its annual "Celebration of Christmas" performance Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday at 3 p.m.Admission will be $15 or $10 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting

This always popular concert will feature the BYU Women’s Chorus, the BYU Men’s Chorus, the BYU Concert Choir, the BYU Singers and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra.

“This is probably the favorite concert of the year for all 600-plus of us involved,” said Ronald Staheli, conductor of the BYU Singers. “Besides the joy of singing and playing music celebrating Christ’s birth, the concert gives each of the groups a short solo spot on the program as well as the opportunity to unite and perform several powerful pieces together.”

The choirs and orchestra will present “‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” “O Magnum Mysterium,” “See Amid the Winter’s Snow,” “Hodie Christus natus est,” “Ave Regina coelorum,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Jumalisten joucko,” “Once in Royal David’s City” and “Little Tree.”

The program will also feature “Gloria in excelsis Deo,” “What Child is This?,” “Christmas Comes Anew,” “Adeste Fidelis,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Polonaise,” “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen,” “Gloria” and “Carol of Joy.”

Jean Applonie will conduct the Women’s Chorus, Rosalind Hall the Men’s Chorus and Concert Choir and Kory Katseanes the Philharmonic Orchestra.For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Aaron Searle

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