UTD’s Longest Running Cultural Tradition To Celebrate 25th Anniversary on Dec. 9

The Annual Holiday Sing, The University of Texas at Dallas’ oldest cultural tradition, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 9. In addition to the traditional performance that evening, a special Children’s Concert will be added that afternoon. The performances will be held in the University Theatre on the UTD campus. Admission is free, but because of the popularity of the annual holiday event it is recommended that tickets be obtained in advance by calling 972-883-2787 or by visiting the Art & Performance office in the Visual Arts Building.

The Children’s Concert at 2:30 p.m. will include sing-along songs, a student portrayal of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and a special visit by Santa Claus. The Traditional Concert at 8 p.m. will feature the UTD Chamber Singers, UTD Chorale and the Symphonic Brass Quintet, directed by Kathryn Evans. Returning to delight the audience with special Christmas readings will be Joan Chandler, Gavin Hambly, Stan Rupert and Victor Worsfold. The audience will be invited to sing along with traditional carols and choruses from the “Messiah.”

The Holiday Sing began at UTD 25 years ago with a simple invitation to the university’s neighbors to visit the campus for a special event. Since then, the concert has become a favorite tradition for residents of the Dallas and Richardson areas.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982. Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

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The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s web site at

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