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UW Department of Music Holiday Gala Dec. 10-11

December 6, 2022

The University of Wyoming Department of Music will present “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” its holiday gala concerts, Dec. 10-11.

UW’s choral ensembles and Wind Symphony will perform Saturday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall.

Tickets are $16 for the public, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for students. To purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts box office, call (307) 766-6666 or go online at UW faculty and staff members, and military personnel can purchase tickets at a discounted rate. To receive the discount, visit the Performing Arts box office between noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday or call (307) 766-6666.

UW Department of Music Visiting Assistant Professor Susan Cogdill Volbrecht and Assistant Professor Brian Murray will conduct the UW choral ensembles, and Professor Bob Belser will conduct the UW Wind Symphony.

A variety of holiday music, from traditional to audience favorites, will be performed. The concerts will begin with the traditional “Personent hodie,” and all of the UW choral ensembles will be featured in the first half of the performance.

After intermission, the UW Wind Symphony will begin with a wry twisting of a medley of carols in “Secret Agent Santa,” followed by featured vocal arts faculty member Erik Erlandson in an arrangement by Belser on “O Holy Night.”

Also featured will be Leroy Anderson’s popular “Sleigh Ride,” followed by the finale with combined band and choirs on Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas.” Choral parts were written by Belser.

For more information, email Belser at

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