Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert
The Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert is the Choral Activities' annual holiday concert. The Century Singers, Singing Cadets, and Women's Chorus each perform several holiday pieces, ranging from upbeat, complex renditions of famous carols to solemn spiritual pieces that bring holiday spirit to all who attend, both young and old. In addition, each of the choirs combine to sing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus for a grand finale.
Each year, poinsettia plants are sold prior to the concert for use as stage decoration. Following the concert, the flowers are distributed to the patrons who donated them to the choirs. If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia for the next Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert, contact the Choral Activities Office!
Showcase is a variety show/dessert theatre organized entirely by the Century Singers. Members of Century Singers put on thrilling performances, encompassing varieties of music, dancing, and acting. Century Singers also performs selected arrangements of popular songs with featured soloists and closes the show with "Old Irish Blessing." A variety of flavors of cheesecake are offered along with water, coffee, tea and other drinks as guests sit at beautifully decorated tables and relax while members of the Century Singers serve them.
Every year the Century Singers take a tour of Texas and perform in different cities around the state. The purpose of the spring tour is to showcase Texas A&M's premiere mixed choral group as well as recruit high school students interested in performing choral music in college. Tour is an excellent opportunity for former Century Singers and parents to hear the choir perform in locations other than College Station. The location each year is different than the last and selected by the performance manager and director of the choir. Admission is free to each concert.
WHERE: DALLAS, TEXAS
WHEN: MARCH 24-26, 2017
2017 TOUR PERFORMANCES:
1. Lancaster High School (perform at 10:00am)
200 E. Wintergreen Rd.
Lancaster, TX 75134
2. The Episcopal School of Dallas (perform at 1:00pm)
4100 Merrell Rd
Dallas, TX 75229
3. North Park Mall (perform at 3:00pm)
8687 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75225
**North Park has not told us where in the mall we will be singing so we will be posting our location on our facebook and twitter pages. We will try to post it to the website but might not have access to a computer. You can find our facebook or twitter pages on the homepage of this website.**
1. Three Fountains Senior Center (perform at 10:00am)
6011 Melody Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
2. St. Andrew's Methodist Church (perform at 5pm)
5801 W Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093
1. Singing Halls Baptist Church (perform at the 8am service and the 10:45 service)
6550 University Hills Blvd
Dallas, TX 75241
2. NOAH's Event Venue (performing at 3pm for the Collin County Aggie Mom's Reunion)
351 Southwind Ln
Fairview, TX 75069
If you have any questions please call or text our performance manager, Meaghan Wingo, at 432-230-3187 or email her at email@example.com
May the road lead you to Dallas!
Tradtionally, every year on April 21st Aggies gather in Reed Arena to remember Aggies who have passed within the year. Muster, which is held worldwide in many cities, is often celebrated in different and unique ways. The Century Singers, Women's Chorus, and Singing Cadets have the honor of opening the ceremony with music to honor those who are gone at this "Roll Call for the Absent." For this gathering, all of the choirs collaborate to perform Amazing Grace, while each choir also performes other solo pieces.
Every three years, Century Singers travels out of the country. The most recent international tour, taken in May 2014, brought the Century Singers to Germany. Concert tours outside of the state have taken us to St. Louis, New York's Carnegie Hall, Italy, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, England, Spain, Canada, Greece, and France. We look forward to traveling abroad again in May 2020!