University of Mobile Presents Christmas Spectacular, A Holiday Musical Extravaganza

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MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s popular “Christmas Spectacular” musical extravaganza is back for its 15th season, and tickets are selling quickly for the Alabama School of the Arts’ most popular event.

Christmas Spectacular will be held Nov. 16, 17, 18 at 6:45 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. at Cottage Hill Baptist Church, 4255 Cottage Hill Rd., Mobile, AL 36609.

Tickets can be purchased online now at itickets.com. Ticket prices range from $5 to $45, with discounts for groups of 20 or more.

An orchestra of more than 50 student and professional musicians will accompany approximately 200 UM singers performing selections ranging from classical sacred to contemporary Christmas music.

Christmas Spectacular began 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. Today it has grown to the largest family-friendly Christmas concert on the Gulf Coast.

Furthermore, this annual event is sentimental for one senior.

“Christmas Spectacular 2015 was the first time I knew that I was supposed to come to UM,” said senior transfer student K.K. Esther of Panama City, Florida. “Now when I’m rehearsing on the stage, I get emotional when I remember where I was two years ago.”

In addition to Christmas Spectacular, the university has more than 20 ensembles presenting more than 600 concerts each year locally, nationally and internationally. Tickets for Mobile-area events may be purchased at itickets.com.

For information about University of Mobile music programs, call the Alabama School of the Arts at 251.442.2383 or visit www.umobile.edu.

About University of Mobile:
University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in over 40 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres. For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Rivers Brunson

Rivers Brunson

Rivers is an experienced writer and an alumna of University of Mobile. She graduated in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She returned to University of Mobile professionally as marketing communications specialist in 2017. She also hosts a podcast with Bellum Creative Group called Due South about Southern arts and culture. A Grove Hill, Alabama native, Rivers fell in love with the city of Mobile as an undergraduate student and now calls it home; however she takes frequent trips to see her family who are NAMB church planters in Livingston, Montana. She has a lovable golden retriever named Cooper.

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