The UT Department of Music will present several holiday-themed concerts this month.
Listed by date, events are:
Saturday, Dec. 3 — The UT Choirs will sing the music of Hugo Distler at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater. The Men’s and Women’s Choruses will perform selections from the Mörike Chorliederbuch, a collection of folk-song inspired works based on the poetry of Eduard Mörike. The Concert Chorale will present Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (The Christmas Story), a beautiful 45-minute work built on the old chorale tune “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” (Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming). Tickets: $10; $5 for students and seniors.
Monday, Dec. 5 — The UT Concert Chorale will present Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (The Christmas Story) at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 Adams St., Toledo. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte, op. 10, is one of Distler’s most beloved works. Based on a traditional German melody, Distler created a stunning a cappella telling of the Christmas story that epitomizes the subtle beauty of his music. Premiered in 1933, this work continues to be a favorite among choirs around the world. Admission: $10; $5 for students and seniors.
Thursday, Dec. 8 — The UT Jazz Holiday Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in Doermann Theater. All the University jazz ensembles — Latin Jazz, GuitArkestra, Vocalstra, CrossCurrents (jazz faculty ensemble) and the UTJazz Ensemble — will perform at this annual holiday concert. This family-friendly program for all ages will include holiday classics from Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Johnny Warrington and many others. Tickets: $15; $10 students, children and seniors.
Sunday, Dec. 11 — The UT Concert Chorale will present the music of Hugo Distler at 3 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art Great Gallery. The UT Concert Chorale will perform selections from Hugo Distler’s Totentanz (Dance of the Dead) and Die Weihnachtsgeschichte (The Christmas Story), highlighting the best of its fall concert selections. Admission: Free.
Tickets for events can be found online at utoledo.tix.com or by calling the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 419.530.ARTS (2787). The box office is open Mondays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.