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Hayes School of Music holiday concert airs Dec. 19 on UNC TV

BOONE—A holiday concert performed by students in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music will be broadcast Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. on UNC TV.

The program, “Holiday Sounds from Appalachian,” was videotaped the week of Nov. 26 in Farthing Auditorium on campus. The broadcast is made possible by the Hayes Endowment for Musical Excellence established by the late Mariam Cannon Hayes, and the Office of Academic Affairs at Appalachian.

The concert features more than a dozen musical ensembles. It was coordinated by Steve Hopkins, a member of the music faculty. This is the second time UNC TV has videotaped a Hayes School of Music performance for later broadcast.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to share the wonderful talent of our student musicians with audiences across the state,” said Bill Harbinson, dean of the Hayes School of Music. “The experience that our students get working with a professional crew on a production like this contributes to their musical education.”

The holiday program includes holiday standards and newer arrangements of well-known compositions.

The program includes a medley by the Steely Pan Steel Band, “Dance of the Reed Pipes” and “Greensleeves” by the Flute Ensemble, selections by the Treble Choir, “O, Come all Ye Faithful” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by the Brass Choir, “Mary Sat A-Rockin'” by the Glee Club, “Sleigh Ride” by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and “The Christmas Song” by the Chamber Singers.

The orchestra and vocal groups will combine for “Hallelujah” from Handel’s “Messiah.”

The concert will be rebroadcast on UNC TV on Dec. 20 at 2 a.m., Dec. 24 at 10 p.m. and Dec. 25 at 1 a.m. and 2 p.m. It also will air Dec. 20-25 on UNC NC, a digital multicast channel devoted to programming for and about North Carolina. Check local listings or for broadcast times.