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Heidelberg to present Christmas concert at The Ritz




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Tiffin, Ohio — The Heidelberg University School of Music & Theatre invites the community to its annual holiday concert of celebratory favorites from stage, screen and radio. Heidelberg’s Holiday Playlist will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Ritz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 30 S. Washington St. in Tiffin.

Heidelberg’s performing ensembles will include the Concert Choir, the University-Community Chorus, the Jazz Band, the Symphonic Concert Band and Studio2Stage, a contemporary vocal ensemble. The concert will also feature skits and songs from the university’s theatre students.

In addition to the holiday classics, Heidelberg has maintained a tradition of presenting portions of G.F. Handel’s Messiah during the concert for more than 100 years. This year, the School of Music & Theatre will also include familiar selections from Messiah: Comfort Ye My People, Ev’ry Valley Shall be Exalted and the stirring Hallelujah Chorus. Heidelberg’s Concert Choir and the University-Community Chorus will be joined by alumni singers and soloists Dr. Carol Dusdieker (soprano), director of the School of Music & Theatre, tenor Benjamin Bunsold and mezzo-soprano Kristin Clark.

The concert will conclude with a finale singalong to God Bless Us Everyone.

“The School of Music & Theatre hopes to set your toes a-tapping with our fun and festive playlist theme,” Dusdieker said. “The Ritz stage will be filled with familiar holiday characters such as Rudolph, Santa and even Charlie Brown with a soundtrack reimagining familiar tunes.”

General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Ritz Theatre box office in person, by calling at (419) 448-8544 or online at

For additional information, call the School of Music & Theatre at (419) 448-2073.

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