Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert
The Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert is the Choral Activities annual holiday concert. The Century Singers, Singing Cadets, and Womens Chorus perform music from many different religions ranging in difficulty.
Music ranges from upbeat songs to more solemn religious pieces. Century Singers sings Carol of the Bells and performs Handel's Hallelujah Chorus with the Singing Cadets and Womens Chorus every year. Whatever your taste in music, there will music performed to fit.
Each year, poinsettia plants are sold prior to the concert, to use as stage decoration. The plants are distributed after the concert to those patrons who donated to the choirs. If you are interested in purchasing a poinsettia for the next Holiday Spirit of Aggieland Concert, contact the Choral Activities Office a few weeks prior.
Showcase is a variety show/dessert theatre organized entirely by the Century Singers. Showcase, which in the past was held in the Memorial Student Center, has been held off campus for the past few years due to renovations. Members of Century Singers put on spectacular performances include varieties of music, dancing, and acting. At the end of the show the entire choir performs a few songs and closes with Old Irish Blessing.
A variety of flavors of cheesecake are offered along with water, coffee, tea and other drinks as the guests sit at tables with their friends and relax as current 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. '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.
A lot of housing is required to make tour possible, so if you live in the area that the Century Singers are performing and are interested in hosting a few members, contact the current Century Singers Performance Manager or Choral Activities Administrative Assistant.
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 differently and each uniquely. For the one held at A&M, 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, we perform Amazing Grace as well as a few other pieces.
Every three years, Century Singers travels out of the country. In May 2011, we went to England. Concert tours outside of the state have taken us to St. Louis, New York's Carnegie Hall, Italy, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Spain, Canada, Greece, and France. We look forward to traveling in May of 2014 again!