Simpson University, Shasta Symphony Invite Community to Annual Christmas Concert

REDDING, Calif.—The Simpson University Music Department and Shasta Symphony Orchestra invite the community to their 17th annual community Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The 3 p.m. concert at the Grant Center at Simpson University will feature holiday favorites such as the “Nutcracker Suite” and “Sleigh Ride,” familiar Christmas carols, and the magnificent “Gloria” by Vivaldi.

The concert features performances by the Simpson University Chorale, Shasta Symphony Orchestra (a collaboration of Shasta College and Simpson University), Trinity Repertory Singers, and Blended, an a cappella group that performed at the Redding State of the City luncheon.

Tickets can be purchased online through or at the concert venue. Doors open at 2:20; early arrival is recommended. Refreshments will be served.

Photos from the 2018 Simpson University Christmas Concert

Listen to an in-depth Intermountain Classics radio interview about concert selections and the collaboration between Simpson University and Shasta College, featuring Dr. Jeff Specht, conductor of the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Steve Kim, director of choral activities at Simpson University.


Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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