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Get in the holiday spirit at Seminole State

Celebrate the holidays at Seminole State with live performances from the College's Music Department. 

Seminole State College of Florida is kicking off the holiday season with a number of events at its Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. From Nov. 17 through Dec. 18, the College will present several musical offerings and a look at the December sky to get you in the holiday spirit.


The Music Department at Seminole State offers the following holiday performances:

15th annual "Messiah" Sing-Along
Tuesday, Nov. 17
Rehearsal: 5:30 p.m. Performance: 7:30 p.m.

The event, directed by Dr. Burt H. Perinchief, will be accompanied by a string quartet featuring members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Singers include members of the Seminole Community Chorus, Concert Chorale alumni and members of the community. Sheet music will be provided during the rehearsal.

Holiday Choral Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m.

This presentation of holiday classics will feature Seminole State's Concert Chorale, Seminole Community Chorus and SeminoleSound.

Holiday Band Concert
Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.

The Holiday Band Concert will feature Seminole State's jazz and percussion ensembles as well as the Community Symphonic Band.

Performances are held in the Fine Arts Concert Hall (building G), and all events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Music Department Events page, or call 407.708.2040.


The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College presents two holiday events:

Star of Bethlehem
Saturdays, Dec. 5 and 12, at 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

A seasonal favorite of planetariums around the world, the Seminole State College Planetarium-produced version of "The Star of Bethlehem" has been praised by both secular and religious audiences alike for the last decade. "The Star of Bethlehem" looks into the issue of the Christmas star from a scientific standpoint, breaking down the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, the story of the Magi and the astronomical events that may help to explain the Star. With cutting-edge research that is both scientifically and historically accurate, "The Star of Bethlehem" deftly explores the fine line between faith and science.

Show prices are:

  • Adults  $6
  • Seniors (55+)  $4
  • Non-Seminole State Students  $4
  • Preschoolers – Free

A Very Special Planetarium Christmas Special
Friday, Dec. 18, at 8:30 p.m.

Join the planetarium staff for singing, story-telling and stellar silliness. This event is free, but seating is limited. Please arrive early to ensure a place in the dome.

The Planetarium is free for Seminole State students, faculty and staff with a valid Seminole State ID. The Planetarium is located in B-117 (building B). For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Planetarium website, or call 407.708.2360.

About Seminole State College of Florida: Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating 50 years of changing lives. Since it was founded in 1965, Seminole State has awarded more than 90,000 credentials, from bachelor’s degrees to high school diplomas. With more than 30,000 students at six locations, Seminole State offers 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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