The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is proud to announce that its fifth annual "Peace on Earth" holiday spectacular will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the VBC’s Mark C. Smith Concert Hall.

This year’s gala celebration of the arts is headlined by American Idol winner and Alabama native Ruben Studdard! And as always, the show will feature joyous holiday classics performed by faculty and students of the UAH Department of Music, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Community Chorus – not to mention an entertaining reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle!



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"Since 2013, our mission with ‘Peace on Earth’ has been to deliver a traditional holiday program…with a twist! From Broadway star Ivan Rutherford to country music legend Lee Greenwood, each year our guest artists help us reinvent the show, making it a uniquely different experience for the audience and performers alike," says Dr. Dave Ragsdale, chair of UAH’s Department of Music. "Last year, Committed thrilled the audience with their a cappella virtuosity, and this year, American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, will take us in a completely new direction with his signature gospel and R&B sound and Alabama roots. It’s going to be an amazing night for the entire Huntsville community!"

Tickets to the event, which is sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, are $10 for general admission, with all proceeds going to benefit UAH’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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