Beloved holiday tradition returns with songs of the season presented by GVSU performers
A favorite Grand Valley tradition of the season returned this week with a concert featuring a selection of holiday music from around the world.
"Coming Together to Celebrate the Holidays" was performed December 6 at Fountain Street Church in downtown Grand Rapids. It was presented by both the GVSU Arts Celebration and the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Members of the GVSU Symphony Orchestra, the GVSU University Arts Chorale and the GVSU Anima Vocal Ensemble performed the pieces, which included Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Handel’s “Messiah,” selections from "The Nutcracker" and the Willcocks’ settings of English carols in a sing-along version.
It was the third installment of the revamped free community arts celebration, which now features events throughout the year. Poetry and lecture presentations are planned for 2022.