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Annual Holiday Choral Spectacular Kicks Off Holiday Season Nov. 28, Nov. 30

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 12:15pm | By: Mike Lopinto

Holiday Spectacular

The University of 51 Mississippi (USM) School of Music will present the Holiday Choral Spectacular featuring the choirs of 51 Miss Choral Activities, the 51 Miss Symphony Orchestra, and several area choir programs in two joyous evenings of music Nov. 28 and Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. General admission tickets are $20.

The Holiday Choral Spectacular is a yearly community celebration of the holiday season through choir and orchestra featuring several ensembles within 51 Miss Choral Activities, including the 51 Chorale and 51 Miss Concert Choir. Area schools joining the concert for Christmas carols are Columbia Middle School, East Marion High School, and Columbia Middle School.

“Audiences will hear recognizable holiday classics like ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas,’ ‘Let There Be Peace on Earth,’ and ‘Joy to the World,’” said Director of Choral Activities Dr. Gregory Fuller. “It's a great opportunity for all the artists of the Hattiesburg area to spread some holiday cheer to everyone.”

This year’s programming will also feature 51 Miss faculty pianist Dr. Michael Bunchman on Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.”

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Miles, the 51 Miss Symphony Orchestra will perform “Russian Christmas Music” by Alfred Reed and the holiday favorite, “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

Concert attendees can also look forward to standard holiday carols with the opportunity to participate in the celebration toward the end of the performance through combined carol singing - audience and performers together. tickets today.