For decades, the annual Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts have been part of the holiday tradition at Pittsburg State University. This year, the free concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 10.

For decades, the annual Timmons Chapel Christmas Concerts have been part of the holiday tradition at Pittsburg State University. This year, the free concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 10.

David Hurley, associate professor of music history and oboe at PSU, directs the concerts, which are a holiday gift from the Department of Music to the community.

Hurley said this year’s program will include an assortment of works for small ensemble (trio sonatas), some sung items, and a mix of some Christmas music and classical items. In addition to small ensembles of strings and woodwinds, there will be singers and a hand-bell choir.

Faculty and students in the PSU Department of Music and members of the Southeast Kansas Symphony and the Pittsburg Community Band will collaborate in this year’s performance, Hurley said.

To add to the festive mood, Timmons Chapel will be decorated in holiday greens. The Gothic-style, all-faiths chapel was a gift of the late Bess Spiva Timmons and the Timmons family in 1966.

There is no admission fee for the concerts, but seating in Timmons Chapel is limited. For more information, please contact the Pittsburg State University Department of Music at 620-235-4466.