Wind Symphony and Orchestra Bring the Holiday Spirit

Emily Erickson ~ Guest Writer

The University of Lynchburg Wind Symphony and Orchestra are set to perform their first holiday performance since 2019. 

“A Holiday Concert: Reliving the Wonders of Childhood”, is scheduled to perform for two showings, Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is taking place in Sydnor Performance Hall, located on the campus of University of Lynchburg. 

Associate Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, Dr. Oeida Hatcher, said, “ I am most excited about the all children’s theme of the concert” 

: Wind Symphony and Orchestra Bring the Holiday Spirit

Throughout the concert, the audience will enjoy performances from not only the Wind Symphony and Orchestra, directed by Dr. Hatcher, but also the Community Big Band, directed by Dr. Chris Magee, Dance Works choreographed by Loretta Whitman, and various vocal solos. The groups will perform music by Leroy Anderson, Victor Herbert, Randol Alan Bass, Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri and more.   

In addition to the sights and sounds of the Wind Symphony and Orchestra, there will be integrative multimedia performances such as film, commercials, dancing, audience sing-a-long and a holiday reading to children. Attendees are sure to be filled with holiday spirit after this performance.

Chair of the Music Department, Dr. Cynthia Ramsey said, “I encourage faculty and staff to bring their families and tell their neighbors, this concert is made for kids from one to ninety-two.”

Tickets for this event are free and open to the public, but they must be reserved in advance and will be required for entry. 

Wind Symphony and Orchestra is made up of students, music professors and community members throughout Lynchburg.

To reserve tickets or ask questions please email music@lynchburg.edu or call 434.544.8344. 

 Pictured: University of Lynchburg Music Department flier detailing the upcoming performance.

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