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University of Idaho to Host 30th Annual Holiday Concert

December 04, 2019

MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 4, 2019 — Hundreds of local school-aged singers will join the University of Idaho’s Jazz Choir for the 30th annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center. Admission is free, but cash donations for the Lionel Hampton School of Music student scholarships will be accepted at the door.

This family-friendly holiday tradition features performances from U of I’s Jazz Choirs, Lionel Hampton School of Music ensembles and nearly 1,000 local and regional elementary, junior high school and high school choir members. There will be special guest performances by Adrian Crookston, an accordion player who performs Brazilian forró music, and Navin Chettri, a percussionist who blends Nepali folk music, Indian classical influences, West African sounds and jazz. This year’s event also features new compositions and arrangements by U of I faculty members Ruby Fulton, Vern Sielert and Dan Bukvich.

Concert attendees should be aware of U of I security policies. In the interest of enhanced safety, U of I will be conducting bag checks at all the entrances.

For those unable to attend, the concert will be live-streamed at

The Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert is presented by the Lionel Hampton School of Music in cooperation with the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and the Office of the President.

Media note: Photo attached from finale of December 2016 Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert.

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Kathy Foss
Marketing and Communications Manager
U of I College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

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