Fourth annual “Good Yule” concert scheduled for early December
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Fourth annual “Good Yule” concert scheduled for early December

Published 12/5/17

Taylor Brown

TNE Writer

The NSU Department of Music is preparing for its fourth annual “Good Yule” concert, which will accompany the seasonal Lights On at Seminary Hall event. The concert, also referred to as the Department of Music Holiday Spectacular, features NSU’s major ensembles, faculty and students performing classic holiday songs for the community.

“The ‘Good Yule’ concert is probably the best concert we put on due to the different parts of the music department all being showcased in one night,” said Jae Eden, Dewey sophomore and student performer. “This concert is put on to help bring money into the music department and, most importantly, spread Christmas cheer.”

The concert will consist of vocal and musical performances from various members of the NSU Department of Music.

“The NSU wind ensemble, jazz ensemble and trumpet ensemble [will perform],” said Dr. Jeffery Wall, director of choral activities and vocal instructor.

These ensembles will perform alongside the University Singers and University/Community Chorus. Professors Benjamin Hay, James Adams, Whitney Myers and Farren Mayfield will also be featured in the concert.

The concert, organized by Wall, secretary Cheryl Nobles and the rest of the NSU Department of Music, has been an NSU staple since December 2013. “Good Yule” has taken place in conjunction with the Lights On at Seminary Hall event since its first year.

“The ‘Good Yule’ concert is a holiday concert where the entire music department comes together for musical festivities, performance and fundraising for the music department,” said Dr. Farren Mayfield, piano instructor. “[People should attend the concert] to get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy some fun holiday tunes.”

Aside from providing extended entertainment to community members and NSU students and faculty attending Lights On at Seminary Hall, the concert will also act as a fundraiser for the department.

“This year, we feature a cookie walk fundraiser prior to the concert with homemade cookies, fudge, brownies and sweets for purchase,” said Wall. “There will also be a hot chocolate bar, an ugly sweater contest and photos with a fun holiday character.”

The funds raised through “Good Yule” will benefit the music department and will help maintain its facilities and instruments. Attendees are encouraged to bring extra money to donate in the form of a vote for the ugliest holiday sweater.

“I am very excited to perform in the concert,” said Eden. “‘Good Yule’ has been an entertaining and exciting holiday event every year it’s been held. We’ll be playing some good jams and there’s going to be a hot chocolate bar and a cookie walk, so it’s going to be a lot of fun. I’ll be playing the snare drum with the wind ensemble, which is basically just the concert band, as part of the percussion section.”

The concert is at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, immediately following the Lights On at Seminary Hall celebration. The concert is at the NSU Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for NSU students and seniors.

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