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UK Opera, Alltech's 'Celebration of Song' to Air on WKYT

Watch performances from the 2017 "Celebration of Song" holiday concerts. Video by Alltech.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2016) Local TV station WKYT will broadcast the 12th anniversary "Celebration of Song" sing-along holiday concert featuring University of Kentucky Opera Theatre vocalists leading the community in popular carols. The concert programming will air noon Monday (Christmas), Dec. 25.

Conducted by Director of UK Opera Theatre Everett McCorvey, "Celebration of Song" featured performances of beloved carols by award-winning vocalists from UK Opera Theatre.

Lending their talents to the celebration this year were several vocalists and instrumentalists, including Metropolitan Opera star and faculty member Cynthia Lawrence, alumnus Gregory Turay, the acoUstiKats and the UK Trumpet Ensemble. The free public concerts were filmed Dec. 10, at The Square.

Each year "Celebration of Song," presented by Alltech, encourages the Central Kentucky community to become part of the concert and sing along to a great selection of well-known seasonal songs and carols.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The School of Music has garnered national recognition 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 information on "Celebration of Song" visit

photo of "Celebration of Song" concert banner
WKYT to broadcast a recording of UK Opera Theatre and Alltech's "Celebration of Song" concert on Christmas.

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