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APSU Holiday Dinner Returns to Clarksville this December

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A popular Austin Peay State University holiday tradition is returning to campus next month after a more than 10-year hiatus.

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A popular Austin Peay State University holiday tradition is returning to campus next month after a more than 10-year hiatus.

            “We’re bringing back the holiday musical event centered around a dinner,” Korre Foster, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at APSU, said. “It will be a great opportunity for the Clarksville community to experience a formal sit-down holiday dinner. They will be served a nice meal and all the choral ensembles will perform, as well as soloists.”

            The APSU Holiday Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom, and it’ll feature more than 100 singers and instrumentalists performing seasonal music, such as composer Eric Whitacre’s “Lux Aurumque” and a new Chanukah piece written by APSU music professor Jeffrey Wood.

            “It’ll be a great way to start off the season with friends and family, both within the APSU community and the greater Clarksville community,” Foster said.

            More than a decade ago, APSU hosted a popular madrigal feast with singers dressed in period costumes and performing skits. This new event is more formal, with musicians dressed in evening wear rather than costumes.

            Tickets for the dinner are $50, but only 300 spots are available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Foster at 221-7002 or fosterk@apsu.edu.