LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2019) — Lexington TV station WKYT and local NPR affiliate WUKY will broadcast the 14th anniversary "Celebration of Song" sing-along holiday concert featuring University of Kentucky Opera Theatre vocalists leading the community in popular carols. Listeners can tune into the concert programming 7 p.m. Tuesday (Christmas Eve), Dec. 24, and 2 p.m. Wednesday (Christmas), on WUKY at on 91.3 FM and www.WUKY.org. To watch the concert on TV, tune into WKYT at noon Wednesday (Christmas), Dec. 25, or visit the station online at www.wkyt.com.
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. The free public concerts were filmed Dec. 15, at The Square in downtown Lexington.
Each year "Celebration of Song" 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. The concert 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.
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, theory and music history.
For more information on "Celebration of Song," visit www.celebrationofsong.org.
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