Dec. 5: WSU serves up ‘Feast of Carols’ holiday concert


PULLMAN, Wash. – Seasonal favorites, spirituals and a combined choral and orchestral finale will be performed in the annual Washington State University holiday concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in Bryan Hall.

Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning 45 minutes before the concert. Prices are $15 general admission, $10 students and senior citizens, and free for children 12 and under.

The Concert Choir and Madrigal Chamber Singers will host a bake sale during intermission to support their May tour to South Korea.

The madrigal group, performing in Renaissance-style costumes, will sing traditional carols and seasonal poetry including “Adam Lay Ybounden” by Hubert Bird in Middle English and an arrangement of “Silent Night” by Edwin Fissinger.

University Singers will present “Away in a Manger,” arranged by Ola Gjeilo, and Michael Engelhardt’s arrangement of “Gaudete!” for choir and percussion.

Concert Choir will perform “So I’ll Sing with My Voice” by Minnesota composer Dominick Argento, “There is No Rose” by Connor Koppin and a rendition of J. Pierpont’s “Jingle Bells” arranged by David Willcocks.

The choirs and WSU Symphony Orchestra will present “A Feast of Carols” by Randol Alan Bass. The orchestra will welcome faculty member Brian Carter in a performance of Gustav Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer.” The afternoon will conclude with “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,” by John Williams, from the popular seasonal movie “Home Alone.”


Dean Luethi, WSU School of Music, 509-335-7186,
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148,



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