Western Nebraska Community College’s final virtual production of 2020, “Very Valley Christmas,” will air Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Very Valley Christmas is a collaboration of WNCC’s Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Theatre Arts programs. All the songs and performances will be pre-recorded and pieced together into one video.
“Our Very Valley Christmas performance will be virtual this year, so that we can keep our friends and neighbors safe. But it will be just as jolly as ever,'” Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, WNCC’s instrumental activities director said. “We are so fortunate to be able to give back to the people of the Valley in this way, and I think it’s needed this year more than ever.”
WNCC’s performance ensembles like Cougar Rock will be featured with classic pieces like “Feliz Navidad,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and ” Call Me Claus.” Other groups like the Brass Choir, Fire in the Pan Swingers, Collegiate Chorale, Varsity Vocalise, the Theatre Arts department, and more will all perform their own classic holiday tunes for the show.
“Many musicians and actors are unable to perform at all right now,” Johnson said. “The fact that we are able to perform, even in this alternate format, is a testament to the tenacity of our WNCC students and community members.
All the vocal and instrumental ensembles and the Scottsbluff High School Choir will finish the show with the chorus of “Hallelujah.”
The performance will be available to stream by visiting wncc.edu/performingarts, the official WNCC YouTube channel, or the WNCC Facebook page. The video will premiere at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11, but will remain on YouTube to watch at any time.