Trussville native performing on PBS Christmas concert Friday
By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville native Savannah Hudson will appear on the nationally televised “Christmas at Belmont” concert airing this season on PBS.
Hosted by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and taped at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, more than 800 student musicians joined the Belmont School of Music faculty and the Nashville Children’s Choir for the taping of “Christmas at Belmont.”
The annual production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world music and seasonal favorites, produced by Nashville Public Television, will premiere on NPT tonight. The nationwide premiere on PBS is scheduled for Friday at 9 p.m., with an encore broadcast Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.
This year’s edition of “Christmas at Belmont” features the University Symphony Orchestra, Belmont Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, Musical Theatre, Jazz Band and Bluegrass Ensemble, as well as mass choir. The performance includes classic sacred holiday music such as “Ave Maria” and “My Lord Has Come,” as well as festive seasonal songs such as “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” “On This Winter’s Night” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”
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