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Department of Music’s Seventh Annual Holiday Dinner is Dec. 2 and 3

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A popular holiday tradition returns to the campus of Austin Peay State University on the evenings of Dec. 2 and 3 as the University’s choral program hosts the Austin Peay Department of Music’s Seventh Annual Holiday Dinner.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A popular holiday tradition returns to the campus of Austin Peay State University on the evenings of Dec. 2 and 3 as the University’s choral program hosts the Austin Peay Department of Music’s Seventh Annual Holiday Dinner.

Tickets for the dinner are $70. For more information, to purchase tickets or to RSVP before Nov. 30, contact Dr. Korre Foster, director of choral activities at Austin Peay, at 931-221-7002 or fosterk@apsu.edu.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather in the Morgan University Center Ballroom on the Austin Peay campus for a fun, formal dinner that showcases the choral ensembles and includes a diverse collaboration of musicians celebrating the Holiday season.

While attendees enjoy a salad and the choice of chicken pot pie, beef burgundy, tilapia or stuffed red peppers for a dinner entrée, the University’s choral ensembles and instrumentalists will perform an array of traditional and international holiday songs.

“We have several collaborations this year. Along with the choirs our guests will hear harp, flute, violin and cello, and this is all in addition to an appearance by the Governor’s Own Marching Band,” Foster said.

Each year, the MUC Ballroom is decorated by Austin Peay students to fit the theme of the holiday concert. This year’s event is titled “Holiday Dinner Goes Medieval.”

“Patrons who appreciated the Harry Potter movies will be particularly impressed,” Foster said.

Austin Peay University Choir and Chamber Singers will perform choral music of well-known composers such as Benjamin Britten, René Clausen, Howard Hanson, John Rutter and Claudio Monteverdi. Some of the holiday classics patrons will be treated to include “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Silent Night” and “Go, Tell It On the Mountain.”

“Creating a new holiday dinner every year is very fun,” Foster said. “Patrons have always enjoyed our themes, decorations, singers, and how dessert is usually paired with a song.”

For more information on the Austin Peay Department of Music, visit www.apsu.edu/music.