Northern Michigan University instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU band, orchestra, University Choir and Arts Chorale will be featured, along with soloists and small groups. A special presentation is planned to honor former physics department head Dave Lucas, who passed away in 2015.
“Over the years, many of the music faculty did visiting presentations for the course Dave created on the physics of sound,” said Robert Engelhart, music department head. “All of us were deeply appreciative of his love for music and the arts. The music faculty have purchased a small table-top xylophone for use in the physics of sound class, with a commemorative plaque attached. We're going to be presenting this instrument to Marsha Lucas and her sons near the end of the concert, right before the final number, Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.”
NMU students can attend for free. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds supporting student scholarships. Tickets are available at NMU ticket outlets or online at tickets.nmu.edu.