Belmont University announces a Christmas gift to the Nashville community with three free concerts that are open to the public, as well as the nationally televised airing of annual holiday music spectacular “Christmas at Belmont.”
The first concert will be on Fri., Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. with the Nashville Children’s Choir’s annual holiday concert at Belmont Heights Baptist Church. The Belmont Camerata Musicale will then offer its annual presentation of “A Camerata Christmas,” including a concert of holiday chamber music and a traditional holiday folk music sing-along on Mon., Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Belmont Mansion on the university campus.
The Christmas Eve Carillon Concert concludes the series on Wed., Dec. 24 at 2 p.m. at the campus Bell Tower, located just off the corner of Belmont Blvd. and Portland Ave. The concert features traditional Christmas music played on the tower’s 42-bell carillon.
Of course, the holiday wouldn’t be complete without the annual “Christmas at Belmont” special. An encore presentation will be shown of last year’s performance, which featured 400 students and faculty from the School of Music and was hosted by alumna and “American Idol” finalist Melinda Doolittle. The concert was taped live in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center by Nashville Public Television (NPT). The show is scheduled to air nationally on Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. Central. Check local listings for additional air times.