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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Carolers lifted their voices to the ceilings of Lexington’s four-story Victorian Square Atrium Dec. 9 during two packed performances of Celebration of Song, presented by the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Alltech.
More than 850 spectators filled floor seating and perched along balconies for the free public concert and Alltech holiday tradition, which showcased the winners of the Alltech Vocal Scholarships Competition and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. The historic Victorian Square shopping district was transformed into a concert hall gleaming with holiday decorations for two performances of classic Christmas songs conducted by Dr. Everett McCorvey, director of the UK Opera Theatre. Accompaniment and special performances were provided by the UK Blue Steel Band, the Lexington Singers Children’s Chorus and the UK Symphony Orchestra.
If you missed this magical holiday concert, you can watch a television broadcast of Celebration of Song with your family on Christmas Day or while you’re waiting up for Santa early Christmas morning. WKYT will present two live television broadcasts of the one-hour concert at 12:35 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, and at noon Tuesday, Dec. 25. During these time slots, you can also watch a streaming video of the performance at www.wkyt.com. You can also view a webcast of Celebration of Song on the Alltech Arts Network beginning Christmas Day.
Alltech’s Vocal Scholarship Competition awards $500,000 in scholarships to students pursuing their dreams of higher education in vocal performance. Sixteen finalists from around the world will compete for scholarships during the 8th annual competition, March 3, 2013. Earlier this year, Alltech was designated a BCA top 10 company supporting the arts in the United States by Americans for the Arts in part because of its commitment to music education and the local arts.