Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

‘Tis the season! Time for turtle-necked baristas and warm drinks, scarves and heavy coats, and conversations by the fireplace. Peppermint white mochas are a must!

How are you preparing for the holidays? Maybe you’re decorating a tree, or you’re hunting down the perfect wrapping paper for all the gifts you bought. Perhaps you’re frolicking and playing the Eskimo way whilst walking in a winter wonderland. Or maybe hearing carols will get you in the holiday spirit! If that’s the case, you’ve two opportunities to hear University Chorale sing you into the season.

This Wednesday, December 4th will be our annual CarolFest. All of the choirs of the University of Washington will be participating, singing the classics and bringing cheer to all those who listen.  Even more exciting is that all choirs will combine to sing variations on Silent Night to commemorate the 150th death anniversary of composer Franz Grüber. Come join us in Meany Hall at 7:30 pm for this wonderful celebration of the holidays!

A concert hall not your style? Maybe hearing carols out in the brisk Seattle air is your forte. Despite the chilly weather arriving this week (because baby it’s cold outside), Chorale will join hundreds of carolers in Westlake Center for the 27th Annual Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition and Fundraiser this Friday, December 6th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. What makes this event even more special is that all funds earned during the competition will benefit the Pike Senior Center and Food Bank. It’s a great opportunity to spread the season’s joy, so stop by in your cozy sweaters and mugs of hot chocolate and sing along in this beautiful tradition.

On behalf of the University Chorale, please have snow, and mistletoe, and presents by the tree! Happy Holidays!