MARQUETTE– The annual Marquette TUBACHRISTMAS event is happening on Sunday December 3. It is the 14th year TUBACHRISTMAS has been presented in Marquette.

Tuba and euphonium players will perform at two locations; the first is free and open to the public, and the second will be a private performance for residents of the Norlite Nursing Center and their families.

¯ 1:30 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History

Center, 145 W Spring St, Marquette

¯ 3 p.m. at Norlite Nursing Center

(residents and family only)

Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages and across many geographic locations gather to play Christmas carols for appreciative audiences. This year, concerts will occur in hundreds of cities throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

This is the 50th year of annual performances that feature traditional Christmas carols arranged for the first TUBACHRISTMAS, Dec. 22, 1974 on “The Rink at Rockefeller Center.”

That concert was organized by the great tubist, Harvey Phillips, and carols were specially arranged by American composer, Alec Wilder. “In the 49 years since that first concert, the warm, rich organ-like sound of the tuba-euphonium choir has won the ears and hearts of every audience,” the release states. “It is no wonder that TUBACHRISTMAS has become an established Christmas tradition in Marquette, as well as cities throughout the world.”

The Marquette Regional History is opening its doors for the live performance. It is an ideal venue for a group of this size and has wonderful acoustics. The event will also be live-streamed by the Peter White Public Library on its YouTube page.

Tuba and Euphonium players who are interested in participating can get all the necessary information at www.

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