THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4:00-4:45pm Registration (see below)
Presented by the St. Cloud State University Department of Music.
What is TubaChristmas?
Merry TubaChristmas is a free concert featuring seasonal music performed on low brass instruments by musicians from around Central Minnesota. 2019 is the 46th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts/events, which are presented throughout the world.
TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher, mentor and professional tubist William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who ironically died on Christmas Eve, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium. He was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of these often overlooked and underappreciated instruments.
For all tuba, euphonium, baritone, and trombone players high school age and older: registration begins at 4:00pm, with a brief rehearsal to start at 4:45pm sharp followed by our performance at 6:00pm. Please note that the organization that officially sanctions TubaChristmas events across the nation, the Harvey Phillips Foundation, requires a participation fee of $10 (cash or check; we are not able to process credit/debit cards), and all participants will receive a button commemorating the 46th anniversary year of TubaChristmas.
We ask that performers bring a folding stand. Chairs and music will be available for use. Wear something red!
December 10, 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm