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Christmas at Heritage Center

O COME , ALL YE FAITHFUL FRIDAY , DECEMBER 3 @ 7:30 PM UNIVERSITY OF DUBUQUE HERITAGE CENTER JOHN AND ALICE BUTLER HALL ( 2255 BENNETT ST ) The University of Dubuque ’ s Christmas at Heritage Center returns this holiday season with “ O Come , All Ye Faithful ” on Friday , Dec . 3 at 7:30 p . m . in John and Alice Butler Hall .
To mark the first Christmas at Heritage Center with the custom-crafted John and Alice Butler Pipe Organ , the concert will include the debut of a newly commissioned piece that will highlight UD ’ s choirs , concert band , and pipe organ . The University of Dubuque Department of Fine and Performing Arts commissioned the piece , titled “ Gloria ,” by composer JoAnne Harris in honor of UD Trustee John Butler ( DHL ’ 17 ) and his spouse , Alice ( DHL ’ 17 ).
The dynamic concert opens with a rousing organ rendition of the carol “ O Come , All Ye Faithful ” by Charles Barland , DMA , university organist and professor of music . It will then feature the talents of the UD Concert Choir , UD Treble Choir , and UD Chamber Singers , all directed by Eby , as well as the UD Concert Band , conducted by Nolan Hauta , DMA , assistant professor of instrumental music .
The ensembles perform a variety of Christmas music , both new works and traditional favorites , such as “ Away in a Manger ,” “ In Dulci Jubilo ( Good Christian Friends , Rejoice ),” “ Angels We Have Heard on High ,” and “ I Wonder as I Wander .”
Christmas at Heritage Center will culminate with “ Gloria ,” the newly commissioned piece by Harris .
JOANNE HARRIS
Harris has conducted and recorded film scores with artists such as Grammywinning Kurt Elling and members of the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra . She is a 2015 ASCAP “ Composer to Watch ,” and her concert music includes a winning entry of the Dallas Winds brass fanfare competition . Harris enjoys teaching at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn , NY , and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken , NJ .
Following the concert , a reception will be held with complimentary refreshments and holiday favorites played by the UD Jazz Ensemble , conducted by Evan Glickman , DMA , assistant professor of music .
Christmas at Heritage Center will be broadcast on KDTH ( AM 1370 ) at 11 p . m . to midnight Christmas Eve and 1 p . m . to 2 p . m . Christmas Day . In case of inclement weather , Christmas at Heritage Center ’ s snow date is Saturday , Dec . 4 at 2 p . m .
Tickets are $ 14 –$ 20 for adults and $ 9 –$ 15 for military and veterans . All tickets increase by $ 5 for purchases on the day of the performance . Tickets can be purchased at the Heritage Center Farber Box Office ; by phone at 563-585-SHOW ; or online at DBQ . edu / heritagecenter . •

For a Blessed Christmas

SATURDAY , DECEMBER 4 @ 7:30 PM SUNDAY , DECEMBER 5 @ 2 PM CLARKE UNIVERSITY SACRED HEART CHAPEL ( 1550 CLARKE DR ) For a Blessed Christmas is scheduled for Saturday , Dec . 4 , at 7:30 p . m . and Sunday , Dec . 5 , at 2 p . m . in Clarke University ’ s Sacred Heart Chapel .
Celebrate the Advent season with featured violin soloist , Ann Duchow , and the Clarke University ensembles . Enjoy this touching portrayal of the Christmas story through musical and Biblical narrative Listeners are guided from prophecy , through the Nativity , and into a Christmas celebration .
Tickets are $ 12 for adults and free for kids 18 and under . Reserve your seat today at clarke . edu / forablessedchristmas . •
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