Western Nebraska Community College presents A Very Valley Christmas, a showcase of holiday music favorites December 1 & 2 at 7 p.m. in the WNCC Little Theatre on the Scottsbluff campus.
A Very Valley Christmas is a collaboration between Instrumental and Vocal music programs at WNCC, and for the first time, includes the talents of the Theatre program. Also new this year, due to the concert’s popularity, is the addition of a Thursday night performance.
On KNEB’s News Extra program Monday morning, Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, WNCC instrumental music director said “We’re thrilled to have the Theatre program as a part of the show.”
“A Very Valley Christmas started as a musical holiday card from the instrumental music program to the community. Now it has become what I had originally envisioned: a gift from the entire Performing Arts program,” Johnson added.
The evening showcases the Fire in the Pan Swingers and Western Nebraska Winds instrumental groups, and the Collegiate Chorale and Varsity Vocalise vocal music groups. Smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles will also appear on the program.
Those in attendance will enjoy a variety of holiday favorites, including settings of “Deck the Halls,” “Mary Did You Know?” “Let it Snow,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and more. A select group of theatre students will perform “A Simple Christmas Photo.”
The evening will conclude with a Christmas medley performed by both Collegiate Chorale and Western Nebraska Winds, followed by an audience sing-along of “Hallelujah Chorus”.
The performances are free and open to the public. Refreshments are offered after the show.