“Holidays in the Heartland” to air on radio for Thanksgiving Day

Photo of the orchestra and choir onstage at the Schuster Center.

Holidays in the Heartland has been a Miami Valley tradition for over 15 years.

Looking for a way to relax after your Turkey Day feast? Tune into two local radio stations for an evening of festive entertainment from some of Wright State’s most talented musicians.

Wright State’s 15th annual Holidays in the Heartland concert will be broadcast in its entirety on WDPR 88.1 FM and WDPG 89.9 FM at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.

Holidays in the Heartland is a musical celebration of Thanksgiving and Veterans Day.

“It’s a grand and glorious panorama of America’s musical heritage that includes some of your favorite hymns, spirituals, gospels, patriotic songs and much, much more,” said Hank Dahlman, Wright State director of choral studies and artistic director for Holidays in the Heartland. “Plus, we pay special tribute to our Armed Forces with the service songs of each military branch.”

The 90-minute performance was recorded at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton on Nov. 4, 2012. The concert features some of the university’s most outstanding student vocalists and instrumentalists, joined by guest performers and host Shaun Yu of Dayton Public Radio.

Holidays in the Heartland was presented by the Wright State Department of Music and Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA), an Ohio Center of Excellence located at Wright State University.

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