Bluffton University music department puts on Christmas Festival performance

The Bluffton University music department helped students and staff at the university get into the holiday spirit Tuesday morning.

The musicians presented their Christmas Festival as part of the final forum that the university is holding for 2018. Students performed Christmas classics in instrumental and vocal groups. Julian LaVallee, a performer in Bluffton's Woodwind Ensemble, says that performing around this time of year is always a lot of fun.

"It’s a little bit relaxing; I know that Christmas is my favorite time of the year, so it’s definitely something that we like to play - you like to play the music that you like listening to," said LaVallee. "It's cool too just really getting to show off the stuff that you work on the whole entire year, and bring that to the table."

Bluffton University will be keeping up the holiday spirit as they put on their 123rd performance of Handel's Messiah Sunday, December 9th, at 4 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free, to reserve tickets visit