Enjoy sounds of the season with Saint Mary’s Concert Band


Come celebrate Christmas with the Saint Mary’s University Concert Band on Sunday, December 9, at 4 p.m. in Page Theatre.

The performance will feature both meditative and joyous selections composed for the holiday season, including a delightful setting of the “Ukrainian Bell Carol,” a unique medley of familiar holiday tunes titled, “Minor Alterations: Through the Looking Glass.” Audiences will enjoy beautiful settings of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head,” while two sleigh rides will round out the performance.

Following the concert, a festive cookie reception will be held in the Ben Miller Lobby. Delight in home-baked holiday treats while enjoying the sounds of small ensembles, including a woodwind quintet as well as flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone musicians, performing from the balcony.

Under the direction of Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, the Saint Mary’s Concert Band welcomes musicians from campus and from the community who enjoy performing in both large and small ensembles. Second semester rehearsals will begin on January 14 and are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings during the academic year. For membership information, contact Heukeshoven at jheukesh@smumn.edu.

Tickets for this performance are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available by calling the Saint Mary’s Box Office at 507-457-1715 from noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by online purchase at pagetheatre.org.

The Concert Band is one of 11 ensembles at Saint Mary’s University. The music department offers degrees in music education, music industry, and music performance designed for today’s musicians. Generous performance-based music scholarships are available to student musicians of any major. Visit smumn.edu/music for information.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,700 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis, Minn., but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at smumn.edu.


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