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The Music of Christmas Comes to Corpus Christi

Hear all your holiday favorites at events across Corpus Christi this December, including at a TUBAChristmas on Dec. 22 at Plains Capital Bank Building, 500 N Shoreline Blvd. Courtesy photo

Sleigh bells ring, and Corpus Christi is listening! The sea air fills with the sounds of the holiday each Christmas season such as the classical tunes of the symphony orchestra, the deep bass notes of “TUBAChristmas” and the musical melodies of Michael Martin Murphy.

Find your favorites and take your favorite to any of these holiday happenings.

Holiday Gala Concert

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive

7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1

Presented by the TAMU-CC Department of Music and featuring carols with new arrangements. Come at 6:30 p.m. for the kids to participate in arts and crafts activities and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Snowman and the Elves. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased an hour before the show in the PAC lobby.

Holiday Spectacular

Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin

7:30 p.m., Friday, December 1

Del Mar College Department of Music presents a festive performance showcasing the department’s many ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, MWF Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensembles, String Ensemble, Chamber Singers and more. Admission is free. For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.

A Glorious Christmas Tour

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1

Award-winning Christian country bands Casting Crowns and For King & Country take the stage for their A Glorious Christmas tour, an exclusive show visiting only 13 cities in the United States this year. The top-selling bands will be performing original and classic holiday music (as well as their big hits) for an unforgettable holiday concert. For tickets and more information, visit the website.

Michael Martin Murphy Christmas

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

Christmas goes country at the 13th annual "Cowboy Christmas Concert” performed by Michael Martin Murphy, the singing cowboy poet. Murphy began his innovative holiday concert concept in 1987 and has been touring it each year ever since. He always makes a stop in Corpus Christi. Tickets are available online and by calling Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi at (361) 825-2787.

Home for the Holidays

Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra and Corpus Christi Chorale

TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

This traditional holiday concert combines the talents of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra with the Corpus Christi Chorale. Enjoy a delightful mix of seasonal favorites, followed by a popular sing-along with Santa. Visit the website for ticket information and more.

Holiday Symphony by the Sea

On the lawn at Fulton Mansion

317 Fulton Beach Road


2-4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 10

This year’s concert, which combines the musical talents of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra with the Rockport-Fulton High School Choir, is FREE. No cost admission is a gift to the community from the Aransas County ISD Education Foundation. Five hundred chairs will be available on a first come, first served basis, so bring your lawn chair or blanket to ensure that you have seating on the lawn.


Plains Capital Bank Building, 500 N Shoreline Blvd.

Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22

Nearly 100 brass musicians join together each year to play a plethora of holiday favorites. As always, “TUBAChristmas” is free!

It’s held in cities around the world to celebrate those who play, teach and compose music for instruments in the tuba family, including the tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium. Follow the Facebook page or visit the website for more information.

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