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Sounds of the Season preview with the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir

Interlochen Arts Academy choir members rehearsing
Interlochen Public Radio
Members of the Interlochen Arts Academy choir rehearse for "Sounds of the Season"

Hear choral holiday selections ahead of this weekend's Sounds of the Season from Interlochen Arts Academy!

This weekend isSounds of the Season, Interlochen Arts Academy's annual holiday concert.

Featuring the Interlochen Arts Academy Choirs, Jazz Orchestra, Harp Ensemble and Wind Symphony, plus students and faculty from Theatre, Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts, the concert will also include cameos by some favorite Christmas characters, including Santa Claus and the Grinch.

Sounds of the Season is happening Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in Interlochen's Corson Auditorium.

Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets.

The Saturday evening program will also be broadcast live on Classical IPR and hosted by Nancy Deneen.

Classical IPR visited the Interlochen Arts Academy Choir during a Sounds of the Season rehearsal to get a preview of some of the music from this weekend's concert.

Hear their holiday selections on demand below.

Interlochen Arts Academy choir rehearsal
The Interlochen Arts Academy Choir rehearses for "Sounds of the Season"
This is my song (after "Finlandia")
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir, conducted by Jason Hallowbard
Over the River (and Through the Woods)
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir, conducted by Jason Hallowbard
Eight Days of Light
Interlochen Arts Academy Choir, conducted by Jason Hallowbard

The Interlochen Arts Academy choir is conducted by Jason Hallowbard. Mary Larson provided additional support.

Stefan Wiebe engineered the audio recordings. Kacie Brown is IPR's digital content manager.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.