Watch Friday, December 25, 2015 at 11am on WMHT TV
This Christmas season, the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Saint Paul, Minnesota is proud to share its musical artistry with audiences nationwide. The Catholic university is Minnesota's largest private college or university enrolling nearly 11,000 students on campuses in Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Rome, Italy. In December 2015, viewers will enjoy A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: JUBILANT LIGHT a festive concert showcasing UST's internationally renowned vocal instrumental ensembles in performance with inspired musical programming.
The Christmas concert is a tradition for the entire St. Thomas community to celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas, while enjoying the amazing talents showcases by student ensembles performing in concert on a world-class stage. The one-hour holiday special celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from both the familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. The University's Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Liturgical Choir, Women's Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir and the String Orchestra will all perform. A sampling of the music chosen to date includes a world premiere performance of Jubilant Lightby the nationally acclaimed composer, James Stephenson.
A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: JUBILANT LIGHT will be filmed before a live audience at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. Orchestra Hall, which is home to the acclaimed Minnesota Orchestra, is widely praised for its acoustic design in the honored tradition of renowned European concert halls credited for their sonic purity. Hundreds of student musicians will perform for 2,500 music enthusiasts in person.