Belmont University Celebrates Christmas with Free Public Concerts

Sheryl Crow performs at Christmas at Belmont at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee, December 4, 2017.

Belmont is celebrating this year’s Christmas season with a number of free concerts that are open to the Nashville community, as well as the annual holiday spectacular, “Christmas at Belmont.”

A favorite in homes around the country, a presentation of the 2017 “Christmas at Belmont” performance, which featured world-renowned musician Sheryl Crow as guest artist and more than 700 students, faculty and staff musicians from the School of Music, will be re-broadcasted on PBS on December 21 at 8 p.m. and on Christmas Day, December 25, at 11 p.m. Check local listing for additional broadcast times. 

The University’s Christmas concert series will conclude with the annual Christmas Eve Carillon Concert on Monday, December 24 at 2 p.m. at the campus Bell Tower, located just off the corner of Belmont Blvd and Portland Ave. Continuing a tradition begun during the Ward-Belmont days, the concert features traditional Christmas music played by longtime campus carilliionneur and recently retired professor of music Richard Shadinger on the tower’s 42-bell carillon, one of five carillons in Tennessee.

This year’s concert line-up began with The Nashville Children’s Choir performance on Saturday, December 8, featuring the premiere youth choir’s renditions of traditional Christmas music.

The Belmont Camerata, Belmont’s faculty chamber music ensemble, offered its annual presentation of “A Camerata Christmas” featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and bluegrass-style carols on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion.