Ferris to Present ‘A Symphonic Santa Sunday’ and Charity Drive

Ferris State UniversityFerris State University will host a concert in Williams Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 8 that promises to get audience members in the holiday spirit. The event begins at 4 p.m.

Ferris will be home to “A Symphonic Santa Sunday,” a free holiday concert that is open to the public. The concert will feature Ferris’ Symphony Band, West Central Concert Band and West Central Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Richard Scott Cohen, director, conductor and associate professor of Music. Dale Skornia, Donna Smith and the Holiday Chamber Ensembles are expected to participate in the concert.

The annual holiday concert features a presentation of holiday tunes, including Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, music by Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, an audience sing-along and the holiday classic, “Sleigh Ride.”

The event includes special guest appearances by Dynamite the Clown and Santa Claus. Additionally, treats will be available to children in attendance.

In addition to the concert, the sixth annual “Holiday Concert Charity Drive” will be hosted in support of The Salvation Army. Voluntary donations for Mecosta County families in need will be accepted in the Williams Auditorium lobby. Toys and other presents for children up to age 18, in addition to monetary contributions, are welcome.

For more information about the concert, please contact Scott Cohen at (231) 591-2484 or by email at rscohen@ferris.edu.

For more information about the Music program at Ferris, visit http://www.ferris.edu/music/.

To contact Williams Auditorium, call (231) 591-5600.

Last updated: 12-02-2013