Illinois State University’s School of Music will present a holiday concert program over the first weekend of December. Music for the Holidays will be held at Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m., in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. General admission is $15, $12 for faculty and staff, and $10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office or by calling (309) 438-2535. Instrumental and vocal ensembles from Illinois State’s School of Music will perform a program of holiday music including Gloucestershire Wassail, Sergei Prokofiev’s Troika and music by Leroy Anderson and Mel Torme. The concerts will conclude with an audience sing-a-long to celebrate the holiday spirit. The concerts will feature performances by the Civic Chorale, Concert Choir, Men’s Glee, Women’s Glee, Belle Voix, Secondary Dominance, Singing Redbirds Children’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Madrigal Singers and Trombone Choir. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to place under the Redbird Giving Tree in the University’s Center for the Performing Arts to help the College of Fine Arts and the Midwest Food Bank alleviate hunger in McLean County.
Upcoming Friends of the Arts events
- November 30, Firth Friday Social
- December 6, Friends of the Arts School of Art Sale Special Preview and Reception
- December 7, Friends of the Arts Glass Sale Preview