100+ Musicians to Offer Christmas Concert at ATU

ATU Alumni and Community Christmas Concert

It might be the start of a new holiday tradition in the Arkansas River Valley.

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will host the inaugural ATU Alumni and Community Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, at Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 West Q Street in Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public.

“I’m so excited about the incredible folks that are playing in this group, ranging in ages from 12 to more than 70,” said Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, ATU professor of music and director of bands. “Russellville area friends, please mark your calendar for a very fun evening of Christmas favorites. It’s going to be jolly.”

Pieces scheduled for performance include “Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson, “Greensleeves” by Alfred Reed, “Very Merry Heart and Soul” by Julie Giroux, “Stille Nacht (Silent Night)” as arranged by Mannheim Steamroller, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” as arranged by Julie Giroux, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” as arranged by Jack Bullock and “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

Visit www.atu.edu/music to learn more about the ATU Department of Music.