Tickets Still Available for ASU’s Holiday Scholarship Concert on Friday Night

Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm

You still have time to purchase tickets for the annual Holiday Scholarship Concert set for Friday evening at ASU’s Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. Each $10 helps make scholarships possible for students in the Hayes School of Music and the evening will be packed with your favorite Christmas tunes.

The scholarship concert is coordinated by Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins, a professor in the Hayes School of Music. It features “surround sound” as ensembles from the music school perform along the aisles, the balcony and on stage.

All monies raised each year from this concert go toward scholarships for new and returning students in the Hayes School of Music.

“Sometimes the money goes to returning students,” Hopkins said in a previous interview. “Sometimes students bloom when they are here and some remaining money is given to them. But it’s always based on merit and it’s always by audition.”

Groups to perform are the University Singers, Appalachian Brass Ensemble, Steely Pan Steel Band, Appalachian Woodwind Quintet, Appalachian Treble Choir, Appalachian Trombone Choir, a saxophone quartet, Appalachian Flute Ensemble, Appalachian Trumpet Choir, Chamber Singers and Symphony Orchestra.

Compositions on the program include “Personent hodie,” “Fanfare for Christmas,” a medley of French carols, “Jingle Bells,” “Pat-a-Pan,” “Nutcracker Suite,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Hallelujah” from the “Messiah.”

Hopkins said, “My yearly Christmas present is the smiles of the people when they leave — 99.9 percent of the people leave there really happy.”

Admission is $10. Tickets are available at the Schaefer Center or by calling 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

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