Annual Holiday Gala, Christmas Tree Lighting set for Dec. 2

November 29, 2023

The annual Holiday Gala in Herod Hall Auditorium will once again bring the talents of the Northwestern choirs and wind ensemble in concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m.

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Chorale, University Singers and wind ensemble will gather for the annual Holiday Gala in Herod Hall Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 Immediately following the concert, guests are invited to gather on the lawn of Herod Hall where a decorated Christmas tree will be ready and waiting to be lit by the flip of a switch.

The choirs will sing holiday favorites including some choruses from the recently performed Messiah with the Enid Symphony. The choirs are under the direction of Dr. Karsten Longhurst, director of choral studies and assistant professor of music.

The band will perform “Sleigh Ride” and many other holiday classics under the direction of Eric Burger, director of bands and instructor of instrumental music.

For more information about the Holiday Gala or the music programs, contact Longhurst at (580) 327-8692 or or visit the Reichenberger Department of Fine Arts web page at



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