Hundreds of people throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland, along with the campus community, alumni and parents, make Valparaiso's Christmas Concert an annual part of their holiday celebrations.
Among works of the holiday season featured in this year's concert are Percy Grainger's Blithe Bells, Carolyn Jennings' Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Glory to God in the Highest from Dona nobis pacem, Herbert Howells' A Spotless Rose, Emile Desamours' Noel Ayisyen (A Haitian Noel) and portions of J.S. Bach's Magnificat.
Audience members also will be invited to join University ensembles and sing familiar hymns of the Christmas season during the concert, including From Heaven Above and People, Look East.
The Christmas Concert will conclude with Gustav Holst's Christmas Day, a piece that captures the excitement, anticipation, happiness and hope experienced every Dec. 25, and the audience singing O Come All Ye Faithful.
Luce Concert Band and Valparaiso University Community/University Concert Band
Sunday, December 7, 4 p.m.
Valparaiso University Center for the Arts–University Theatre
Kantorei, University Singers
Friday, December 12, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection
Tickets are available by calling the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts Box Office at 219.464.5162 or you can purchase tickets here.