Tuba Christmas
  • Dec 8, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 40:15 mins

All over the United States this time of year, in cities large and small, tuba players professional and amateur gather for Tuba Christmas concerts! The first Tuba Christmas concert in the USA was organized by  Harvey G Phillips in 1974 as a way to pay tribute to his tuba teacher William Bell.  BYU's Tuba Christmas concert is an annual event and has been for nearly 40 years. The concert boasts 50 players but we didn't have room for that many so instead we have an ambassador octet:  EUPHONIUMS: David Larson, Ari Coleman, Liahona Axelson, and Max Dobson  BASS TUBA: Nolan Harris, Steve Call  CONTRABASS TUBA: Stephen Mills, Trueman Welling  Together they bring us a tuba-tastic taste of the holiday season!  Host: Steven Kapp Perry  Repertoire: Adeste Fidelis; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Deck the Halls; The First Noel; Angels We Have Heard on High; Joy Tuba World; Sleigh Ride; A Christmas Jazz Medley; Hallelujah Chorus;  Follow Highway 89 on twitter: @byuh89 and on instagram: @byuh89