Celebrate the Holidays with SUU’s Music Department

Published: November 22, 2021 | Author: Ashley H Palmer | Category: Arts

SUU Holiday ConcertStart your holiday season off with sounds of the season. The SUU Department of Music will perform their annual holiday concert titled Gloria! on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty/staff (and one guest) and students can attend for free with a valid ID card. Tickets can be purchased at the America First Event Center Box Office, at the door the night of the performance, or online at www.suu.edu/arts.

Dr. Lawrence Johnson, Chair of the Department of Music at SUU, shares, “The annual Holiday Concert presented by the various ensembles of the SUU Department of Music has quickly become a cherished tradition - an event that brings together nearly all of the music majors, minors, and student aficionados that participate in our excellent ensembles and conducted by our esteemed directors. We look forward to the opportunity to once again perform with each other in a live venue and help rekindle the spirit of the holiday season.”

Gracie Butterfield, junior with a double major in Theatre Arts and Oboe Performance from Rigby, Idaho, states, “Working on this concert has been exciting since I’m in band, choir, and orchestra. I get a little bit of everything! The band is working on some traditional Christmas songs and some not-so-traditional songs that you’ll just have to come to the concert to hear. The choir has some really beautiful arrangements, as well as some fun upbeat songs. I’m most excited for our combined piece, Gloria. It’s a beautiful piece of music! The music department has been working hard and we are so excited for everyone to come hear the concert!”

Treven Lowry, senior Spanish major with a minor in Music from Riverton, Utah, says, “My experience working on this concert has been very exciting and nostalgic because of the diverse types of holiday pieces we have been working on. From simple classics to complex 12-part harmonies, we are performing a wide interpretation of holiday music that will culminate into what I believe to be a truly remarkable and inclusive experience for the audience. If you're looking for that warm holiday spirit this season, this concert will be the one to go to; there's something for everyone to enjoy.”

Get into the holiday spirit with the Department of Music’s holiday concert, Gloria! on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts events at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/arts.   

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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Ashley H Palmer, Public Relations and Information Coordinator
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