Always popular ‘Sounds of the Season’ concert coming up

A holiday musical tradition continues Sunday, Dec. 2. That’s Santa Claus to the right, making a special guest appearance.

The annual “Sounds of the Season” concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 2, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The holiday musical tradition begins at 4 p.m. and will include a jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble, the WCU Wind Ensemble and University Chorus, and the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra. Children from the Jackson County Youth Honors Chorus will perform. The family-friendly concert concludes with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.

“This surround-sound experience features many different ensembles performing from various locations around the auditorium,” said Lyn Ellen Burkett, WCU assistant professor of music. “The concert is fun for all ages and one of the most popular events on the calendar.”

A ticketed event, proceeds benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Tickets purchased through Friday, Nov. 16, are $15 for adults; $10 for WCU faculty, staff and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 17, until show time, prices will be $20 for adults; $15 for WCU faculty, staff and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children. Group rates are available for advance purchase only. For tickets, visit arts.wcu.edu/sos or call 828-227-2479.