Annual "Juletide" choir concert to take place this weekend


CMU’s School of Music holds a holiday collage concert, Juletide, at the Staples Family Concert Hall, Dec 4.

The most popular choir concert of the year will take place this weekend in the school of music. 

The annual "Juletide" is a variety concert that features both seasonal and holiday music performed by school of music ensembles. 

There will be two performances: the first at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Both performances will take place in the Staples Family Concert Hall in the Music Building. 

Always set for the first weekend of December, Juletide is the most popular choir concert of the year for the school of music, said Director of Choral Activities Amon Eady.

The event will feature performances by the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Glee Club, Festival Chorus and the student-led gospel choir Christ Central Gospel.

Those attending should plan to arrive early, Eady said. Seating is limited at the venue and the concert attracts a large number of attendees every year.

"It's always very well-attended," he said. "There's a lot of music, but without applause it goes by pretty quickly."

Audience members typically do not clap between choir performances at Juletide, saving applause until the end. 

The event is free and open to the public.