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FAU Presents a Variety of Holiday Concerts

BOCA RATON (December 1, 2011) – The department of music in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents a variety of holiday concerts.

On Sunday, December 4, at 7 p.m., FAU choral groups will present Handel’s Messiah. First performed 269 years ago, the piece remains one of the most popular holiday musical traditions ever. The concert will take place in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road and is free with a suggested donation of $10.

On Saturday, December 10, at 6 p.m., another holiday tradition will be presented with the Madrigal Dinner. Enjoy this evening of pageantry, extraordinary music and dining. The event will take place at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton. Reservations for the dinner can be made by calling 561-297-2337.

Continuing the presentation of holiday music, FAU’s tuba and euphonium players will present Tuba Christmas on Saturday, December 17, at 5 p.m., in Mizner Square. It is a free outdoor concert, and chairs or blankets are recommended.

Finally, FAU’s Klezmer East will present a Hanukkah concert on Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The group will present old favorites and exciting new works. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 1-800-564-9539.

For more information about any of these concerts, call 561-297-3853.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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