SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Morningside School of Visual and Performing Arts will present Christmas at Morningside on Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. both nights in Eppley Auditorium on Morningside’s campus. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. on Nov. 1.

This year’s program entitled “Dawn of Redeeming Grace” will feature an extensive range of Christmas and holiday music performed by Morningside choirs under the direction of Dr. Ryan Person and Dr. Josh Nannestad, the Morningside University wind ensemble under the direction of Dr. Christopher Brandt, and M Avenue Jazz led by Dr. Erik Mahon. 

“Christmas at Morningside is a beloved tradition at Morningside and throughout the Siouxland community,” Heath Weber, Dean of the School of Visual and Performing Arts Department, said. “We are delighted to combine stunning choral and instrumental music with captivating visual presentations that will surely ignite the Christmas spirit in everyone!”

Christmas at Morningside is a ticketed event with reserved seats. Gold tickets are for the front, middle section of Eppley Auditorium, and can be purchased for $20. The silver tickets are the remaining seats and can be purchased for $10. When purchasing tickets, attendees may only select their individual seats using a desktop computer, using a tablet or mobile device will select the best available and your seats may not be together. The center section seats are 3-digit numbers, numbered concurrently. The left section contains odd numbered 2-digit seats, and the right section contains even numbered 2-digit seats.

Tickets will be scanned at the door on the night of the concert. Tickets for the general public will be available online beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1 here.

Limited ADA seating with raisable seat arms, as well as wheelchair-accessible spaces, will be available at both performances. All tickets are first-come, first-serve, so those needing ADA seating are encouraged to reach out to Kristal Grigsby to identify which ADA seats are available and purchase your tickets. Those who are unable to reserve tickets online or have any questions about Christmas at Morningside tickets may contact Kristal Grigsby, administrative assistant for the School of Visual and Performing Arts, at or 712-274-5210 to reserve tickets on or after Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. 

Prospective students and families are encouraged to attend the Senior Visit Day taking place prior to Christmas at Morningside on Thursday, Nov. 30 or Friday, Dec. 1. Students will have the opportunity to take part in visit day activities, meet with faculty, and explore campus, receive a free Nike backpack, then will be invited to the Christmas at Morningside performance, and have VIP seating. Students who attend Friday’s visit day receive an invitation to a special dinner prior to the performance. As a thank you for attending the concert either night, all students will receive an exclusive Morningside holiday crewneck. Sign up for Senior Visit Days can be found on the Morningside website.

The Morningside University School of Visual and Performing Arts provides immersive opportunities for Morningside students and the Siouxland community to experience the transformative power of music and the fine arts. All Morningside students, regardless of major, can audition and perform in ensembles and productions. Learn more here.