Sounds of the season will reverberate throughout the sanctuary at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg as The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents its Holiday Choral Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
In addition to the Symphony Orchestra, the special evening of music will also feature the combined voices of the Hattiesburg Choral Union and Meistersingers; Carillon hand bell choir and other choral ensembles.
Tickets are $22 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at Southern Miss.
“Besides the obvious benefit of additional resources for our young students with disabilities, we are privileged and honored to be in the company of the Southern Miss Symphony Orchestra and choirs,” said Margaret Buttross-Brinegar, Children’s Center director.
“Our partnership continues to shine the spotlight on all children this holiday season, but in particular our children who are challenged daily in their communication and development.”
The holiday collaboration between the Symphony Orchestra and Children’s Center has turned into an annual event that provides a rewarding payoff for both parties. Jennifer Hart, marketing and educational outreach coordinator with the Symphony Orchestra, said the Holiday Choral Spectacular would serve as the ideal Christmas gift.
“In this stressful economic time, I think it would be a great idea to give tickets to this event to friends and family so that those of us who have more than we need can help these children and their families,” Hart said.
The Children’s Center, a United Way agency, is an early intervention program serving communicatively- and developmentally-delayed children from infancy through age 5. Direct services are provided to more than 70 children and their families from 18 counties in the state, while training university students in speech and hearing sciences and other allied health disciplines.
For ticket information about the Holiday Choral Spectacular, call 601-266-5222 or visit www.usm.edu/childrenscenter
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.