New concert fills need for additional campus performances
Pacific Lutheran University’s annual Christmas Concerts are a beloved seasonal celebration on campus and across the Northwest. This year, more than 150 students will perform the world premiere of Oregon composer Robert Kyr’s Christmas Oratorio in Seattle, Portland and Tacoma, and hundreds will try to acquire tickets to concerts on campus.
On Monday, November 3, a ticket line started forming at 5:30 a.m.; then the phones started ringing off the hook at 6 a.m., even though purchases by phone would not be taken until 8 a.m. This year in-person purchases began at 7 a.m. to give those in line ticket priority. And, like in seasons past, tickets to our campus concerts sold out in less than two hours.
To address demand for more campus performances, and to raise much-needed scholarship funds for talented future performers, we present the inaugural Christmas Music Scholarship Concert on Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Lagerquist Concert Hall.
Ticket options priced at $100 will include prime seating and a $50 tax-deductible contribution to fund music scholarships at PLU. Non-tax-deductible tickets can also be purchased for $50. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for the Christmas Music Scholarship Fund to help deserving students achieve a PLU education and to share their talents with the world.
We invite all scholarship concert attendees to a special reception before the Scholarship Concert in the Morken Center for Learning and Technology, featuring hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne, and other beverages that celebrate the Christmas season and the bounty of the great Northwest.
Tickets are still available for concerts in Seattle’s stunning Benaroya Hall and Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. We invite you to share in the excitement these venues bring to our performers. You can purchase tickets to these concerts and the scholarship concert,online.