December 9, 2016
Writer: Brett Crandall
REXBURG, Idaho - For the first time ever, BYU-Idaho's annual Christmas concert will be broadcast across the state of Idaho on Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV).
A 60-minute edited version of the concert will air on Tuesday, December 13 at 8 p.m. MST and re-air on IdahoPTV throughout the following week.
"The university is excited to share the spirit of Christmas felt in these performances with families across the state of Idaho. Our students work hard to prepare for this concert each year and we are grateful for our new partnership with IdahoPTV to share their talents," said BYU-Idaho Media Relations Manager Brett Crandall.
The 2015 concert "A BYU-Idaho Christmas" features special guest artists Time for Three, along with the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Vocal Union, Percussion Ensemble, dancers and theater students from the College of Performing and Visual Arts.
Eda Ashby, artistic director of the 2015 concert, said the concert has become a local holiday tradition and draws audience members from throughout eastern Idaho.
"We are happy to testify of Christ in this way, and hope to bring beauty and joy to everyone's Christmas season," Ashby said.
In addition to the more than 300 student performers, the concert will feature Time for Three, a popular trio of two violins and a double-bass. Recent highlights include their Carnegie Hall debut, appearances with the Boston Pops, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a sell-out concert at the 2014 BBC Proms and an appearance on the hit show "Dancing with the Stars."