TubaChristmas in The Grove
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Oxford Campus
|Arts and Culture: Bring the family, and enjoy some Holiday tunes Saturday at 4pm at the Grove Stage.|
Open to the Public
On Saturday, December 1, the University of Mississippi Department of Music will host the first-ever TUBACHRISTMAS event in Oxford. The day will begin with registration at 9am followed by rehearsals starting at 10am in the UM Band Hall, and a concert at 4pm on the Grove stage. All tuba, euphonium, and baritone players that would like to perform are welcome to participate; there will be a $25 fee for registration and sheet music. The 4pm concert is free and open to the public, so bring your lawn chairs and bring the kids!
Created by Harvey Phillips in 1974, MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS 2012 concerts will be presented in over 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Phillips was inspired to create TUBACHRISTMAS as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell (born Christmas Day, 1902). Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages, from specific geographic areas, gather to pay respect - through William J. Bell - to all the great artists/teachers who represent their heritage. Every TUBACHRISTMAS performance features traditional Christmas carols especially arranged (for the first TUBACHRISTMAS, December 22, 1974, on “The Rink at Rockefeller Center”) by American composer Alec Wilder (died Christmas Eve, 1980). Through Wilder, TUBACHRISTMAS concerts pay grateful tribute to composers who have embraced these noble instruments with solo and ensemble compositions. Depending on the population of any given geographic area, TUBACHRISTMAS ensembles may attract multiples of 100 participants aged 8 to over 90 years! The warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience. It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in cities throughout the world.
For more information, contact Micah Everett in the UM Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 915-1494.