UMSL mixes strings, swing for Jazz Holiday Concert

Members of the University Orchestra at UMSL perform at the Touhill. The ensemble will perform at this year's Jazz Holiday Concert.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis will add some strings to the swing of its fourth annual Jazz Holiday Concert. The University Orchestra will share the stage with the University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Point.

The matinée performance will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. It is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Holiday Concert is one of the most popular music events at UMSL. It features jazz renditions of popular holiday classics.

Jim Widner, director of jazz studies at UMSL, conducts the 21-piece University Jazz Ensemble. The 21-voice a cappella group Vocal Point is conducted by James Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL. Dan Presgrave, lecturer in music at UMSL, conducts the 28-piece University Orchestra.

The Touhill is on UMSL’s North Campus, One University Blvd. in St. Louis, Mo. 63121. The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music at UMSL.

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