November 12, 2019 / Vincennes University Department of Music presents “A Christmas Gala” Dec. 4

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Department of Music will present “A Christmas Gala” on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The concert will include a wide variety of choral and instrumental literature ranging from traditional carols to jazz/rock tunes and pop selections as well as standard holiday favorites. The performance will showcase a variety of VU student performing groups, including the VU Concert Band and the VU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Susie Jackson; the VU Concert Choir and the “VU Connection”, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Harris; the VU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Addisson Grimm; the VU Blues Ensemble, under the direction of Virgil Franklin; the VU String Ensemble, under the direction of Diana Wuli; and the VU Woodwind Ensemble, under the direction of Joyce Kim-Rohrer. Featured faculty soloists include Mike Howell, guitar.

Pre-concert entertainment will be provided in the lobby by VU piano students and piano faculty.

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In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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