Department of Music

Holiday Concert to Benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief

Virginia Tech Department of Music presents a holiday concert on December 6, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium on the Virginia Tech campus. All proceeds and additional donations will go to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The concert will feature guest artist and alumna Danielle Talamantes.

The New River Valley Symphony will begin the evening with a medley of well-known Christmas carols arranged by Mr. Arthur Harris. The University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women?s Chorale will perform holiday selections by Gustav Holst, Frank Ferko, and selected traditional Christmas pieces. The Blacksburg Master Chorale will present ?Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben? by J.S. Bach.

Alumna Danielle Talamantes returns to Virginia Tech and joins as a soprano soloist. Ms. Talamantes received her Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech in 1998, and her Master of Music from Westminster Choir College in 2001. She performed with the world renowned Westminster Choir at the Spoleto Festival USA (2000 and 2001), in several operas, including Iphigenie en Tauride, Luisa Miller, Dido and Aeneas and Manon Lescautgs. She recently made her debut with Annapolis Opera in an ?Opera auf Deutsch? gala.

Tickets are $12 for general adult admission and $6 for student, seniors, and children.

Additional donations to the Red Cross should be presented in a check form and made out to the Red Cross. The memo should read ?disaster relief.?

Tickets are available in advance by calling the UUSA Ticket Office at (540) 231-5615 or online at For more information on the performance, please contact the School of the Arts at (540) 231-5200.