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Belmont Offers Free Christmas Concerts to the Public

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. 2 at 7 p.m. with the Nashville Children’s Choir’s annual holiday concert at Belmont’s Massey Concert Hall. The Belmont Camerata Musicale will then offer its annual presentation of “A Camerata Christmas,” including a concert of holiday chamber music and a sing-along with Kathy Chiavola on Mon., Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Belmont Mansion on the university campus.

The Christmas Eve Carillon Concert concludes the series on Sat., 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, performed in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. A presentation of this year’s performance will be shown which features nearly 700 students and faculty from the School of Music and will be hosted by country artist and Tony-nominated Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy.

Nashville Public Television [NPT-Channel 8] will air the performance on Thurs., Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. (CST) and will re-broadcast the concert on Christmas Day at 7 p.m. (CST). Check local listings for additional air times.

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