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Inside Iowa State
Nov. 21, 1997

Holiday Festival of Music moves to new location

by Tracy Griffin, News Service Intern

The music department is getting in the holiday spirit as faculty and students prepare a show filled with traditional carols.

The 42nd Annual Holiday Festival of Music, designed to put the entire family in the mood for the season, will be presented at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Ames City Auditorium, 515 Clark Ave.

Joe Christensen, director of bands, said the location was moved from C.Y. Stephens to the city auditorium to make the festival seem more like a community event.

The auditorium "provides a more intimate environment for a holiday festival," he said.

Christensen said the festival gives the department the opportunity to do some "really fun" music. The 60-minute program will include many sing-along-songs, such as Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells. Christensen said these traditional songs will be sung with the choir and brass ensemble.

"It's also a chance for the bands to work with the choir, which makes it more rewarding," Christensen said.

The festival features the ISU Jazz Choir, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Men's Glee Club, University Chorus, Brass Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and the Iowa State Singers. The show will involve 250 students.

Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at various Main Street businesses and in 107 Music. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students over 12 and $2 for students under 12.

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