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Advanced tickets on sale now for annual Carol Concerts

Posted by Judy Riley on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008

Event Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 7:30 pm
End Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
Location: Morris Area Concert Hall

Advanced sale of tickets is underway for the 2008 University of Minnesota, Morris Carol Concerts. These annual concerts are performed by the UMM Concert Choir, under the direction of Ken Hodgson, and the University Choir, under the direction of Melissa Hanson. Performances of this year’s holiday event will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. The UMM Flute Ensemble, under the direction of Jeanne Richards, will provide prelude music beginning at 7 p.m. prior to the evening performances and beginning at 1:30 p.m. prior to the Sunday afternoon concert.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children, students and senior citizens.

This year’s concert, on a “Gifts and Carols” theme, continues the Carol Concert tradition with a little extra. Join with the UMM Choir to sing your favorite seasonal carols and re-live the experience of “ All I Want For Christmas is…” Order your tickets now!

A feast prepared by the chef and staff from Morris’ Bello Cucina restaurant will be served in the Morris Area Elementary School dining area one and one-half hour prior to each performance. The menu consists of Parmesan rosemary pork loin, fire roasted Fuji apples, sweet potato fries, garlic mash, Antigua vegetables, green salad with choice of dressing, assorted rolls, and Death by Chocolate Cake dessert.

Cost for the meal is only $12 for adults with a special $6 price for children 12 and under.

Join with the UMM choirs for a delightful holiday treat for the entire family!

Due to the high demand for seating, advanced tickets are recommended. Tickets can be obtained by sending a check (made payable to UMM Carol Concerts) and a stamped self-addressed envelope, along with your first and second choice of performances to: Carol Concert, UMM Music Office, UMM, Morris, MN 56267. To download and print information and a Microsoft Word order form click here.

In addition, a video of the 2007 Carol Concert will air on Pioneer Public Television, Appleton, according to the following schedule: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, and 1 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26.