The University of Mobile’s popular “Christmas Spectacular” musical extravaganza is back for its 13th season, and tickets are on sale now for the largest family-friendly Christmas concert along the Gulf Coast.
Christmas Spectacular will be held Nov. 19, 20 and 21 at 6:45 pm., and Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. at Dauphin Way Baptist Church, 3661 Dauphin St., Mobile, Alabama.
Tickets can be purchased online now at itickets.com. The Center for Performing Arts is introducing graduated pricing with limited seating in each section. Ticket prices range from $5 to $35. All ticket levels include an early entry option for priority seating.
An orchestra of more than 50 student and professional musicians will accompany approximately 200 UMobile singers performing selections ranging from classical sacred to contemporary Christmas music.
Many of UMobile’s 22 performing ensembles will be featured, including the Voices of Mobile, Impact, RamCorps, Sounds of Mobile, and Welsh Revival. The program includes the crowd-pleasing antics of the 12 Men of UM and a piano solo by Steinway Artist and UMobile professor Dr. Kadisha Onalbayeva.
Christmas Spectacular started as a way for the university’s music and theatre students to participate in a professional production and learn the behind-the-scenes preparation required to perform with excellence, said Center for Performing Arts Dean Dr. Al Miller. In addition to Christmas Spectacular, the university’s ensembles present more than 600 concerts each year, including recent performances in China, Turks & Caicos Islands, Cuba and the Philippines.
Christmas Spectacular DVDs may be pre-ordered at www.umobile.edu/christmasspectacular. For more information, contact the UMobile Center for Performing Arts at (251) 442-2383, or email Shadoe Valentin at firstname.lastname@example.org.