2018 Holiday Festival

Friday, December 7, 2018
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder

Boulder's beloved holiday tradition.

Delight in the twinkling lights, seasonal greenery and beautiful music at CU Boulder’s Holiday Festival, an annual tradition that’s enchanting for all ages. The decades-old celebration brings together student choirs, bands and orchestras—along with world-class faculty performers—for a concert of holiday favorites and new surprises.

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.


Franz Xaver Gruber: "Stille Nacht"; Arr. R. Vaughan Williams: "Gloucestershire Wassail"; Gustav Hoist: "In the Bleak Midwinter"; Chrisophe Beck and Frode Fjellheim: "Vuelie from Disney's Frozen"; Ola Gjeilo: "Nothern Lights"; Arr. Michael Allen: "Ding, Dong Merrily on High"; Arr. John Leavitt: "Fantasy for Christmas"; Arr. David Hanson: "Carol of the Bells"; Leory Anderson: "Christmas Festival Overture"; Arr. John Leavitt: "Carol Sing!"; Charles Ives: "A Christmas Carol"; Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky: "Two Dances from the Nutcracker"; Traditional arr. Brad Goode: "Chanukah, Oh Chanukah"; John Rutter: "What Sweeter Music"; André J. Thomas: "Rockin' Jerusalem"; Adolphe Adam arr. Arthur Luck: "Cantique de Noēl"; Arr. Michael Allen: "March of the Toys"; Donald Fraser: "This Christmastide"; Leroy Anderson: "Sleigh Ride"; Bob Wells and Mel Torme: "The Christmas Song"; Arr. Mervyn Warren adapt. Roger Emerson: "Joyful, Joyful"; Elizabeth Poston: "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree"; Via Olatunji and Wendall Whalum arr. Barrington Brooks: "Betelehemu"; George Frederic Handel: "Hallelujah from Messiah"; Arr. Andrew Kazdin ed. Michael Allen: "The Twelve Days of Christmas" 

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Tickets and more information: https://cupresents.org/event/1622/cu-holiday-festival/holiday-festival/