Annual Glorious Sounds of the Season! Presented Dec. 1-3

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CSU, Chico’s Department of Music and Theatre gets the holiday season off to a resounding start with the annual Glorious Sounds of the Season! concert. Proceeds from the series of concerts go towards music and theatre scholarships for CSU, Chico students.

Presented December 1st and 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and December 3rd at 2 p.m. in Harlen Adams Theatre, Glorious Sounds of the Season! has become a Chico-area holiday tradition.

The Glorious Sounds of the Season! concert features various music ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Jazz X-Press, Acappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and the University Chorus. There will also be student soloists, student-led small ensembles, faculty members, and performers from the Chico community, including the Children’s Choir of Chico. With the merging of music and theatre into one department several years ago, the concert may also feature a number of short theatrical skits performed by theatre students and faculty.

“This is a unique concert in that the audience will hear such a wide variety of musical ensembles all in one night,” said David Scholz, Department of Music and Theatre faculty member and co-coordinator of the event. “They’re also fast-paced concerts because we move from one selection to the next without applause. The 90 minutes will be filled with holiday cheer and highlight performances by many talented students, faculty, and community members.”

There will be several opportunities for the audience to join in with the performers by singing along on various seasonal favorites.

While proceeds from the concerts benefit music and theatre students in the form of scholarships, Scholz said the department never loses sight of the fact that Glorious Sounds of the Season! is also a way of giving back to the Chico community. “One of our main goals in the music and theatre department is to develop closer ties to the residents of Chico, and this concert really helps to put everyone in a holiday mood.”

Tickets, at $20 for all seats, are available in advance at the University Box Office (898-6333). For disability-related accommodations, please call 898-6333.