For the Metro Wire
Whether you play the tuba or euphonium or simply enjoy holiday music, you are invited to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s eighth annual Tuba Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 14.
Tuba Christmas concerts, honoring the late tubist William J. Bell, are held annually in more than 250 cities throughout the world and feature traditional Christmas carols specially arranged by American composer Alec Wilder. The warm, rich organ-like sound of the low brass ensemble has won the hearts of everywhere.
Players of all ages will rehearse from 5–6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 in Michelsen Hall of the Noel Fine Arts Center, and then perform in a free public concert at 7:30 p.m., also in Michelsen Hall. Participants and audience members are encouraged to wear festive attire.
Registration for performers is $10 per person, which includes a Tuba Christmas 2018 commemorative button. Performers also are required to purchase music for “Carols for a Merry Tuba Christmas”, available at check-in. Chairs and stands are provided.
Euphonium and tuba players may register at www.uwsp.edu/music/Pages/TubaChristmas or by contacting Associate Professor Patrick Lawrence, Department of Music, 715-346-4052 or Patrick.Lawrence@uwsp.edu.