Valencia’s Music Department to Present Four Free Holiday Concerts

Orlando, FL – At Valencia College, we put the “happy” back in the holidays with a lineup of free holiday concerts.

All concerts will be held on Valencia College’s East Campus, located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.

For more details, please call 407-582-2332.

 Winter Choral Concert

Students in Valencia College’s choral department will perform their Winter Choral Concert on Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia College’s East Campus.

Valencia Singers will perform selections from Brahms’ Love Song Waltzes, Eric Whitacre’s “Alleluia,” and “Love’s Philosophy,” plus a new work written by director Alan Gerber.

Selections for the holiday season include “The Song of Christmas,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “The Little Drummer Boy,” “The Very Best Time of Year” and “Peace, Peace,” which includes a violin solo. The audience will be asked to participate in a rendition of “Silent Night.”

The second half of the program features the Contemporary Ensemble, a choreographed music theater ensemble performing selections from Broadway shows, including “In The Heights,” “Heathers,” “Rent,” “The Book Of Mormon,” “American Idiot,” “Little Women,” and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”

The groups will preview their concert on Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Altamonte Springs. Both concerts are free and open to the public.


Music Department Holiday Concert

Enjoy classics and fresh new holiday favorites as the Valencia Singers, Contemporary Ensemble, Orchestra, and Symphonic Band collaborate to bring a wonderful Holiday Concert event to Valencia College’s Performing Arts Center on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Students will perform holiday favorites, including “The Little Drummer Boy,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells” and others.

The Performing Arts Center is located on Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. Admission is free and open to the public.

Jazz Concert

Students and faculty will present a Night of Jazz on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Valencia College’s East Campus.

The concert will feature the Valencia Jazz Ensemble and members of the Valencia jazz faculty playing compositions and arrangements by: Rich Matteson, Jay Chattaway, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Marcus Miller and many others.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

Valencia’s East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.

Fall Opera Theatre Workshop

Valencia College will present the music department’s Opera Theatre Workshop on Dec. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on East Campus.

This year’s concert features the 20th-century opera, “Gallantry,” a one-act parody of a soap opera. Set in a hospital, it’s a melodramatic story of love and lust, featuring a love-obsessed surgeon, a beautiful nurse and an unsuspecting patient (who happens to be engaged to the nurse.)

The second half of the evening will feature scenes and songs from three Broadway Classics, including Disney’s “Newsies”, the story of a bunch of tough kids from the streets of New York, selling newspapers, who dared to stand up to two of the most powerful men in America.

The concert will also feature scenes from the Tony award-winning musical “Avenue Q” — a jaw-dropping, side-splitting look at life after college. Set in a world where puppets and humans live on the same “street,” it’s like an R-rated version of everyone’s favorite childhood TV show.

And stick around for songs from “Closer than Ever,” which features songs dealing with such topics as security, aging, mid-life crises, second marriages, working couples, friendship and unrequited love.

The Opera Theatre Workshop concert is free and open to the public. However, adult content is featured throughout the show and may not be appropriate for young children.

The Black Box Theater is located in Bldg. 3, on Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.