Student and faculty musicians from Western Carolina University’s School of Music will perform at the annual “Sounds of the Season” fundraising concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Benefitting the School of Music Scholarship Fund, the concert will feature performances by the University Chorus and Concert Choir accompanied by a brass ensemble playing sections from “Gloria” by John Rutter; William Martin, WCU voice professor, singing “O, Holy Night,” accompanied by the Wind Ensemble; the Jackson County Children’s Choir, a group made up of 38 local elementary school students; as well as a holiday greeting from Chancellor David Belcher, pianist, and his wife Susan Brummel Belcher, vocalist, with their performance of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”
The WCU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet, Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Clarinet Choir, Saxophonic Quartet and Early Music Ensemble also will perform.
By special arrangement, the program will close with a holiday sing-along led by Santa Claus.
“This concert will provide the audience with a wonderful opportunity to hear traditional and brand new versions of their favorite holiday music,” said Will Peebles, director of the School of Music. “And the funds raised will help the School of Music to attract more of the finest young musicians from around the state and the nation.”
Reserved-seat tickets are available in advance from the Bardo Arts Center box office at fapac.wcu.edu or 828-227-2479; they are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty/staff/seniors (60 and older), and $5 for students and children.
For more information, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.