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Three Servings Planned for Feast of Carols 2021

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Dr. Christopher Harris and student musicians from Arkansas Tech University accept applause from the audience at the 2019 Feast of Carols concert.

The Arkansas Tech University choirs have announced there will be three performances of their 2021 Feast of Carols concert.

Audiences may reserve tickets in advance for shows at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, or at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

Performances will take place in ATU's Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 West Q Street in Russellville. The concerts are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and tickets will be distributed in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is a separate ticketing process for the concert and dinner portions of Feast of Carols, and a ticket is required for both.

To reserve concert tickets, text "Concert Tickets" and your e-mail address to (501) 772-3867. If an e-mail address is unavailable, call this number.

To reserve dinner tickets, text "Dinner Tickets" and your e-mail address to (501) 514-8541. If an e-mail address is unavailable, call this number.

Performing groups will include the ATU Choral Artists, the Arkansas Tech University Singers, the Arkansas Tech University Men's Chorus and the Arkansas Tech University Women's Chorus. Guest instrumentalists will also be included in the performances.

"Feast of Carols hasn't happened in two years, and it's such a staple in our ATU and Russellville communities that it felt really empty last year to not have it," said Dr. Christopher Harris, director of choirs and assistant professor of music at ATU. "For singers, the pandemic has been especially impactful because we couldn't gather in groups and, because of things that happened around the world, singers became labeled as potential super spreaders. We couldn't make music indoors for 20 months.

"It speaks to the grit of our students," continued Harris. "They have a love for their art and their gift, which is just remarkable. Now, finally, after two years we get to do a face-to-face Feast of Carols and sing some music that can really can only be heard in the month of December. I know they are excited, and I am as well."

The Sunday, Dec. 5, performance will be streamed at https://bit.ly/atumusiclive.

Learn more about the ATU Department of Music at www.atu.edu/music.