Arts & Culture

UK Opera, Alltech Invite You and Yours to Celebrate Holidays With Sing-Along

Watch UK Opera Theatre alumnus Gregory Turay perform "O Holy Night" above at "Celebration of Song."

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2019) Get into the holiday spirit with University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Alltech at the 14th annual "Celebration of Song." Spend your afternoon singing along to everyone’s favorite holiday carols in concert Dec. 15, at The Square. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Conducted by UK Opera Theatre Director Everett McCorvey, "Celebration of Song" will feature beloved holiday music by vocalists from UK Opera Theatre. Among the featured vocalists will be winners of the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition, as well as special guest performances by renowned musical artists.

“Celebration of Song” was the brainchild of Alltech founder Pearse Lyons, and his wife Deirdre, who continually demonstrated their passion and dedication to Lexington's local arts scene through the years. It also celebrates the long-lasting partnership between Alltech and the UK Opera Theatre program.

Take part in the community celebration at one of two concerts 3 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Square, located at the corner of West Main Street in downtown Lexington.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The school has garnered a national reputation for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, and theory and music history.

For more details on Celebration of Song, visit the concerts’ Facebook event page or contact UK Opera Theatre at 859-257-9331.

photo of 8 UK opera students singing at Celebration of Song 2016
The popular "Celebration of Song" concerts presented by UK Opera Theatre and Alltech return Dec. 15, at The Square.

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