Holiday Sing Continues Longtime Cultural Tradition on Campus
Dec. 13, 2012
A Mostly Baroque Christmas will be performed Saturday in the University Theatre.
The UT Dallas Chamber Singers, Community Chorale and Wind Ensemble will present the 36th annual Holiday Sing performance this Saturday at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.
The free concert, UT Dallas’ oldest continuous cultural tradition, is this year titled, A Mostly Baroque Christmas.
“It is a joy to see the community come together every year to celebrate the holiday season and raise their voices in song. Our annual event has become one of the most popular concerts of the season and a delight for children and adults alike,” said Kathryn Evans, who directs the UT Dallas Chamber Singers.
The concert will feature some of the great masterworks of the Baroque period, including “For Unto Us a Child is Born” and “Hallelujah,” by G. F. Handel, choral works by Hassler, Monteverdi and Rameau, and instrumental works by J. S. Bach.
Students from the School of Arts and Humanities will read holiday verses, and the audience is also invited to sing along with traditional carols.
“There might even be a visit from Santa if he can find time in his busy schedule to drop by,” added Evans.
The event concludes with a reception sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Holiday Sing is underwritten by the Office of the President.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the art and performance office at [email protected].
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