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Ring in the holidays with the Bloomington tradition 'Chimes of Christmas'

WHAT: Chimes of Christmas
WHEN: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. 7th St.
TICKETS: $11-$15 for children and IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $14-$20 for general public, on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased online at IUauditorium.com, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 22, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Auditorium will present the annual holiday tradition Chimes of Christmas on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Chimes of Christmas
Chimes of Christmas

Seasonal tunes such as "A Christmas Gala," "Christmas on Broadway" and "Jingle Bells" will be performed by the IU Jacobs School of Music Wind Ensemble, conducted by Stephen W. Pratt; the Trombone Choir, conducted by Carl Lenthe; and the Grammy Award-nominated Singing Hoosiers, the country's premier collegiate show choir, conducted by Michael Schwartzkopf.

The Trombone Choir will perform its traditional "Hark! A Christmas Fanfare" in the lobby prior to the performance. Traditions such as the carol sing-a-long will be featured and the performance will, as always, be completed with a visit from Santa Claus.

"Chimes of Christmas is an uplifting family tradition that features music from several cultures," said Doug Booher, director of IU Auditorium. "It's clear that the holiday season has arrived when the sights and sounds of Chimes of Christmas fill IU Auditorium."

Chimes of Christmas began in the late 1950s and is one of two major concerts performed by the Singing Hoosiers each year in addition to multiple road shows and alumni performances. The group will perform its spring concert at IU Auditorium in April.

For more information on Chimes of Christmas and all 2010-2011 season shows at IU Auditorium, visit IUauditorium.com. The Web site features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook Fan Page and Twitter page, whose members receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.

Chimes of Christmas is sponsored by Smithville and Indiana University Foundation. The IU Auditorium 2010-2011 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, the Herald-Times, Indiana University Residential Programs and Services.