Enjoy the start of the holiday season Nov. 30 at “Christmas at the Alys,” presented by UAB Music

Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with UAB choral ensembles and high school choirs from the Greater Birmingham area on Nov. 30 at “Christmas at the Alys.”a

Overall of "Christmas at the Alys", a concert presented by the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Music, featuring hundreds of singers as the UAB choirs and Trumpet Ensemble are joined by the Steel City Men's Chorus and area high school choirs; students from the Hueytown High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir are singing on stage at the "Christmas at the Alys" concert at the Alys Stephens Center, December 4, 2017.Christmas at the Alys (Photography: Steve Wood)
This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Kick off holiday celebrations with seasonal sounds from local choirs at “Christmas at the Alys,” an annual choral celebration featuring traditional holiday favorites and standard choral classics, Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“We are grateful to be returning to an in-person event after a year of having to celebrate virtually,” said Brian Kittredge, DMA, director of Choral Activities at UAB and associate professor of music. “Each participating choir is thrilled to be singing together once again to an appreciative audience.”

Featuring UAB choral ensembles and high school choirs from the Greater Birmingham area, “Christmas at the Alys” is presented by the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Music.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. in UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, Jemison Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 general admission and free for UAB students and senior citizens. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. 

Started in 2001, the festive event has welcomed thousands of young choral singers from schools throughout the Birmingham community to perform together with UAB. The program includes the singing of traditional holiday carols, in which the audience is encouraged to participate.  

Safety is UAB’s priority. The pandemic is a fluid situation that UAB is monitoring, in consultation with infectious disease and public health experts; performances will be subject to change based on the latest COVID-19 safety guidelines. Event staff and attendees are required to wear masks indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status, as well as maintain proper distancing while on UAB’s campus, including at events.