ATU Alumni and Community Christmas Concert Dec. 23

ATU Alumni and Community Christmas Concert

A new holiday tradition in the Arkansas River Valley is returning for its second edition.

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music will host the 2023 ATU Alumni and Community Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 23, at Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 West Q Street in Russellville.

Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations of any size to River Valley Food 4 Kids will be accepted by a representative at the door.

“A fabulous band of volunteer performers and raising funds for a very special cause in the Arkansas River Valley,” said Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, ATU professor of music and director of bands, when asked to describe the event. “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 “A Christmas Festival” by Leroy Anderson, “Greensleeves” by Alfred Reed, “A 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.

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