The fireplace is on, Christmas presents are wrapped under the tree, and the family gathers around the television sipping hot cocoa as the familiar melodies of Christmas music fill the air. It is moments like these we cherish in our memory.

This Christmas, thanks to a group of generous donors, USF has the honor of helping create memories like this as the Concert Chorale provides sweet Christmas melodies on your TV. It is because of donors such as Dick and Shirley Barcus that a very special University of Sioux Falls Christmas Music Special will be airing on South Dakota Public Broadcasting television on Christmas Eve at 3:30 p.m. and on Christmas Day at 8:30 a.m.

The couple says coming home after church to watch Christmas choir specials on Christmas Eve is a tradition for them. Dick and Shirley Barcus both attended USF and are college sweethearts who were active members of the choir. It’s a tradition they are excited to share with all alumni and friends of the university to usher in the Christmas spirit with the excellence of the Concert Chorale’s angelic melodies.

Watch Concert Chorale's Christmas Special

Wondering what channel to turn to? Discover your local SDPB channel here: http://www.sdpb.org/about/tvchannels/

While we encourage you to watch live, we know holidays are busy. So feel free watch USF’s first-ever televised Christmas Special whenever it works for you and your family by clicking HERE.

You can also purchase your very own DVD of the Christmas Special at COUGAR CENTRAL.