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UTSA hosts holiday-themed concerts 'Winterlude' and 'Holiday Stroll' Dec. 1-4


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(Nov. 28, 2011) -- The UTSA Department of Music will open the holiday season with "Winterlude," a series of holiday-themed concerts featuring student instrumental and vocal ensembles Thursday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 4 on the UTSA Main Campus.

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec.1 in the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall, the UTSA Wind Ensemble, UTSA Symphonic Band and University Bands will perform Christmas carols including "Sleigh Ride," "Frosty the Snowman," "Carol of the Bells" and many others.

At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 in the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall, the UTSA Marching Band, "Spirit of San Antonio," caps its inaugural season with a playlist of fall halftime selections, along with the Dreidel song and songs celebrating Kwanzaa.

At 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, the UTSA jazz, chamber, choral, flute and guitar ensembles will perform free mini-concerts at multiple venues on the UTSA Main Campus as a part of the second annual "Holiday Stroll." Performance locations will include the Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE) Building atrium, the BSE Building Kleberg commons and outside the Arts Building.

At 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 in the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall, the UTSA Orchestra and the UTSA Women's Choir will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Magnificat." The orchestra and combined choirs also will perform Camile Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio."

The "Winterlude" concert series wraps up at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Arts Building Recital Hall with the choirs and organist performing Handel's "Messiah" in a sing-along concert. Audience members are encouraged to bring the music with them in order to participate.

Tickets to the concerts in the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall are $10 each; packages can be purchased for $30. To purchase advance tickets, visit the UTSA Department of Music website.



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