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Arts / Entertainment

All-choral holiday concert

November 10, 2008

Combine Colorado State University's four major choral ensembles with a cast from CSU's Opera Theatre performing "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Place these performers in the University Center for the Arts' Griffin Concert Hall with its extraordinary acoustics, and you have the very popular All-Choral Holiday Concert.

Full bodied choral sound

The Annual All-Choral Holiday Concert featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors is on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Griffin Concert Hall in the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street (see map). 
This traditional holiday concert brings together all four major choral ensembles: Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, University Chorus and Women’s Chorus, performing various holiday tunes from both secular and sacred repertoire.

Christmas classic

The concert also features an exciting collaboration with Opera Theatre, presenting the popular Christmas classic Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti.

In the play, Amahl, a crippled boy who is kind hearted but occasionally tells tale tales, tells his mother that there is an amazing star "as big as a window" outside, over their roof.  Later that night, Amahl's mother prays he will not become a beggar.  Not long afterwards, Amahl goes to the door and discovers three splendidly dressed kings.

The kings tell the mother and Amahl that they are on a long journey to give gifts to a wondrous child, and that they would like to rest at Amahl's house, to which the mother agrees.  Amahl offers his crutch to the Kings to take to the child and as he does, his leg is healed.


Tickets are $5 for students and youth (ages 6 - 17) and $10 for the public.  Tickets for this popular concert always sell out, so get your tickets today!  Purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the School of the Arts.  More Information.

Original cast recording.


Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603