Christmas music is something almost everyone can relate to and often creates a nostalgic glimpse into childhood memories. The Barton Community College music department will take its audience down memory lane and beyond as it hosts its Holiday Variety Show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.
“We know this type of music hits people a lot of different ways,” said Vern Fryberger, director of chorale activities. “It’s sentimental and joyous. It can be happy or sad in a reminiscent kind of way and it just brings about so many intense emotions than most other music does depending on people’s different personal experiences.”
The concert will feature Christmas music performed by Barton’s Concert Choir, Hilltop Singers and Barton Jazz Ensemble. Special selections will include traditional sacred and secular Christmas music by each ensemble as well as several solos and duets.
Fryberger said he hopes community members will seize this opportunity to enjoy some great holiday-oriented entertainment.
“We think this show is a good way to break into the whole holiday season and get things going,” he said. “We’ve got some talented students and community members and the audience will hear some really fine performances.”
Admission to the concert is $5 with all proceeds going to benefit the Barton Music Department. Students will be admitted for free with an ID.