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Carol Fest

  • Valparaiso University 1709 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, Indiana United States (map)

Valparaiso University’s Christmas Concert returns the first weekend in December with three performances in two spectacular venues — Valpo’s historic Chapel of the Resurrection and the famed Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in Chicago.

Continuing an 80-year tradition, the Valparaiso University Christmas Concert: A Carol Festival features more than 200 student performers in the Chorale, Men’s and Women’s choirs, Chamber Concert Band, and Symphony Orchestra. Many featured soloists will be performing.

Unique collaborations of voices and instruments present a dazzling variety of beloved Christmas carols and seasonal works. Hear music like   selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” and Handel’s “Messiah,” settings by Britten, Willcocks and Rutter, as well as traditional favorites such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Silent Night.”

The concert opens the Christmas season for the University, community, alumni and friends from throughout the Midwest, with a special opportunity this year as the concert returns to Chicago’s premier venue, Orchestra Hall.

The Christmas Concert premieres Friday,  at 7:00 p.m., with encore performance Saturday, at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of the Resurrection, and Sunday,  at 5:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center in Chicago.

Ticket prices for the Valpo concerts are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and non-Valpo students. Special pricing for the Chicago performance applies.

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