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Fall Arts Celebration concludes with holiday concert

  • The holiday celebration is Dec. 2.

Posted on November 27, 2019

A festive performance of songs of the holiday season concludes the 2019 Grand Valley State University Fall Arts Celebration.

The holiday celebration, "Beloved Songs of the Season," is December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St. NE in Grand Rapids. Performers from local school districts will join those from the university for the event.

The concert includes yuletide selections from British composers David Willcocks and John Rutter. Audiences will hear Willcocks' brass choir settings of beloved carols as well as Rutter's classical holiday masterpiece, "Gloria."

The celebration is the perfect way to start the holiday season, said Danny Phipps, chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. The evening will also include a sing-along.

"Fountain Street Church, decorated for the holidays and coupled with both the visual and aural effect of massed choirs and instrumentalists, will be a feast for the eyes and ears to everyone who attends," Phipps said. "This year the University Arts Chorale and Cantate will be joined in performance by the Hudsonville High School Varsity Voices, West Ottawa High School Vocalaires, and our special guests, the Jenison Elementary Honors Choir."

All Fall Arts Celebration events are free and open to the public. For more information visit gvsu.edu/fallarts.