The Belmont University School of Music and Nashville Public Television will come together to produce Christmas at Belmont, a PBS-taped Christmas performance at 7 p.m. on December 5 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
This year’s host is Kentucky native and Tony Award-nominated, Laura Bell Bundy, best known for her Broadway performance as Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde.”
Christmas at Belmont has been a Nashville tradition for more than 20 years. Every other year, the concert is taped and broadcast on PBS and runs for two years. When the concert is not taped, the performance takes place in the Massey Concert Hall on Belmont’s campus.
“From classical to bluegrass to musical theatre to jazz to country…there’s something for everyone in this large-scale festive performance!” director of PR and Development for the College of Visual and Performing Arts Sarah Davis said.
Performers include the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra, Belmont Chorale, the percussion ensemble, musical theatre, the jazz and bluegrass ensemble, and a large choir. Pieces will include Christmas tunes such as “The First Noel,” “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentleman,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”
Belmont students, faculty and staff are able to request for tickets for the dress rehearsal at 3 p.m. on December 5 by clicking on the Christmas at Belmont link on the university’s homepage.