December 1, 2018

The First Annual HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC - featuring WIU and Macomb Community Ensembles - matinee performance at 2pm and evening performance at 7:30pm.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music is excited to present the 1st Annual HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC on Saturday, December 1, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall, Macomb campus.

Get in the Holiday Spirit and join us for beautiful and inspirational holiday-themed choral and instrumental music! There will be a 2:00pm matinee performance and a 7:30pm evening performance. The concerts will feature Western Illinois University School of Music ensembles and many special guests from the WIU and Macomb communities. As always, audience members are invited to sing-along with favorite carols and the traditional finale of the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah, complete with orchestra and organ. And don’t forget to stop in the lobby on your way out to share some secrets with Santa Claus!

This year’s ensembles include: WIU Chamber Orchestra; WIU Jazz Studio Orchestra; WIU Brass Ensemble; WIU Vocal Jazz Ensemble; WIU Concert Choir; Western Illinois University Singers; the Holiday Festival Choir; the Holiday Festival of Music Children’s Choir; United Voices of Western Inspirational Singers; Prairieland Barbershop Chorus; Macomb High School Madrigal Singers, and Gayle Cooper, organist.

For our patrons who might need a bit of assistance, there will be vans and golf carts making the rounds from the entrance of the COFAC Recital Hall to available parking in the COFAC Recital Hall/Browne Hall lot, Corbin-Olson lot, and the lot across Western Avenue, adjacent to the practice field. These shuttles will begin at 1pm and 6:30pm, prior to each performance.

Tickets are on sale now! Seating is General Admission and tickets are $10 (free to WIU students with valid ID) and can be purchased through the Hainline Theatre Box Office, 309-298-2900, Monday through Friday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at These performances may sell out quickly, but any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail
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