Belmont University 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 televised airing of the holiday spectacular, “Christmas at Belmont.”
The Belmont Camerata will offer its annual presentation of “A Camerata Christmas,” featuring Corelli’s Christmas Concerto and bluegrass-style carols, on Monday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Belmont Mansion.
Longtime campus carillionneur and Music Professor Richard Shadinger will play the traditional Christmas Eve Carillon Concert, held every year since 1986, at 2 p.m. on December 24. Located just off the corner of Belmont Blvd. and Portland Ave, this tradition began at the campus bell tower’s 43-bell carillon, one of five carillons in Tennessee, during the Ward-Belmont days and features traditional Christmas songs.
Lastly, the holiday wouldn’t be complete without the annual “Christmas at Belmont” special. A presentation of this year’s performance, which featured guest artists Michael W. Smith and CeCe Winans and more than 700 students, faculty and staff musicians from the School of Music, will be shown nation-wide on PBS on Monday, December 23 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Nashville Public Television will also air the holiday spectacular on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. CT. along with other stations around the country. Check local listings for times.
This is the 17th consecutive year “Christmas at Belmont” will be seen by a national audience on PBS.