This performance is part of Grand Valley State University's Fall Arts Celebration. It is being held at the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids.
The spirit, brilliance, and festive nature of the holiday season is never more glorious than when the rich sounds of brass choir coupled with the sheer power and majesty of the organ fill our ears.
Central to the Christmas traditions we all love are the memories, nostalgia, and happiness that seasonal music brings to life, and this year the 2019 Fall Arts Celebration resoundingly rings in the holidays with yuletide sections from British composers David Willcocks and John Rutter.
Willcocks' brass choir settings of our most beloved Christmas carols capture the true essence of the holiday while Rutter's magnificent Gloria, at times exalted, devotional, and jubilant, is one of the true holiday masterpieces of the classical repertoire. Performed in the always festive surroundings of Fountain Street Church and accompanied by a cappella selections sung by the GVSU University Arts Chorale, this concert is certain to bring forth the joy and festivity of the holiday season for all who attend.
This event is open to the public.