Sounds of the Season

The annual “Sounds of the Season” concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 8, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The Jolly Old Elf always makes an appearance at the “Sounds of the Season” concert.

The holiday musical tradition begins at 3 p.m. and will include performances by WCU’s Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, University Chorus, Concert Choir and Civic Orchestra, along with Balsam Brass and the Cullowhee Wind Quintet. The family friendly concert concludes with a holiday sing-along and an appearance by Santa Claus.

“The performance is enjoyable for everyone and is always one of the most popular events on the calendar,” said Lyn Ellen Burkett, WCU assistant professor of music and an event organizer. “The holiday spirit just comes alive through the songs by ensembles, large and small, and magic fills the air.”

Proceeds benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. Ticket purchases made before Friday, Nov. 15, are set at $15 for adults; $10 for WCU faculty and staff, and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children. Tickets after that date will be $20 for adults and $15 for WCU faculty and staff, and those 60 and older, while students and kids remain at $5. Group rates are available for advance purchase only.

For tickets, call 828-227-2479 or visit

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