IU Jacobs School of Music students, alongside local performers, will present the Jacobs Holiday Celebration, a holiday-themed, recital-style performance at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Musical Arts Center. This will be the last Jacobs School performance of 2021.
Hosted by Grammy Award-winning singer and IU alumnus Sylvia McNair, the show will feature performances from both on-campus and local groups. Tickets start at $10 for regular guests and $5 for students.
“It is a true variety show,” McNair said. “It’s a holiday show with lots of fun music.”
The show will be split into two acts with a brief intermission. The first act will include several musical ensembles, including but not limited to a faculty and student jazz ensemble, a student harp ensemble and guitar ensemble. There will also be a marimba solo performance, and the IU Children’s Choir will also perform.
The second act will feature carols and other songs sung by McNair and a performance by IU Ballet dancers to Duke Ellington’s jazz interpretation of “The Nutcracker Suite”.