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Annual ‘Sounds of the Season’ concert at WCU celebrates the holidays in song

The annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert will be presented by Western Carolina University’s School of Music on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center with performances by the Jackson County Youth Chorus and WCU student ensembles, Concert Choir and University Chorus and special appearances by Pavel Wlosok, WCU associate professor for jazz studies, and the WCU Percussion Ensemble for “The Nutcracker Suite.”

In the spirit of the holidays, the School of Music also encourages the audience to bring canned food items, which will be delivered to the Community Table, a Jackson County nonprofit food bank.

“The season will come alive through music, from Christmas classics to children’s songs, jazz arrangements and choral works, and more,” said Sheila Frizzell, of the School of Music staff. “Our special guest is Santa Claus and he’ll lead an audience sing-along of holiday favorites to close the program.”

Reserved seat tickets are on sale now. Prices are $17 for adults; $11 for WCU faculty, staff and those 60 and older; and $5 for students and children. Group rates are available for advance purchase only. Proceeds benefit the School of Music Scholarship Fund. For tickets or information, visit or call 828-227-2479.

By Geoff Cantrell

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