All performances of this year’s Glorious Sounds of the Season are sold out! The holiday production is in its 14th year at Millersville University (MU) with three performances the first weekend in December in the Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Featuring over 300 students, proceeds from the concert go to a scholarship fund for current and prospective Millersville students. In the past the concert has raised up to $20,000, allowing the school to stay competitive with other music programs. With more scholarships, the Tell School of Music can offer more opportunities for current and potential students.
Dr. Jeffery Gemmell recognizes the importance of the scholarships that the concert brings to MU. “The students are thankful for the large number of scholarships we award, and the faculty is happy to have these resources in order to continue building upon the quality of our program. These scholarships are only possible because of the Glorious Sounds of the Seasons concert.”
Including a mix of choral numbers and performances by the school’s orchestra, instrumental ensembles and student-led groups, the annual concert brings good tidings and celebration right in time for the holidays.
The concert this year will consist of 34 different numbers, performed one after the other, with applause saved until the end. Using fast-paced and dramatic lighting, the concert will create surround sound staging to accompany the movements from one act to the next. This year’s concert will feature sing-along pieces, and the concert will continue the tradition of concluding with Handel’s “Hallelujah” from “Messiah.”