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Courtesy Schola Cantorum

The University of Arkansas's Schola Cantorum, led by Stephen Caldwell, presented their winter concert, "A Child's Christmas in Wales," last week at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. We're thrilled to present it here in a limited edition on-demand stream. 

Courtesy Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas presents their annual Christmas concert this weekend. 

"A Very SoNA Christmas" features seasonal favorites with accompaniment from the University of Arkansas Schola Cantorum, the Bentonville High School Chamber Choir and vocalist Genine LaTrice Perez. 

Schola Cantorum director Steven Caldwell tells Katy Henriksen what to expect from this year's show and why the annual event is important for local choirs. 

Courtesy Ceramics Studio, University of Arkansas

Snag locally made art from University of Arkansas School of Art students with two holiday open house sales this weekend. 

"At the ceramics sale we'll have a lot of different things ranging from mugs, cups, bowls," explains Mackenzie Turner, a undergaduate ceramics major. "We'll have some sculptural objects and you'll also be able to buy pieces in the main exhibition."

Choral music shines brightly each holiday season, and this year is no exception, with two choral concerts this week at the University of Arkansas' Faulkner Performing Arts Center.

Schola Cantorum presents the musical program "A Child's Christmas in Wales," which includes text of the famous Dylan Thomas poem woven in with moments of Mendelssohn, Christmas carols and more. Their concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

Poet Peter Twal's debut collection, Our Earliest Tattoos, tackles memory and contemporary life with wit, humor and sentimental flair. The poems draw inspiration from lyrics of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends," which Twal first heard in 2012 and felt an immediate connection to. Throughout the book, he treats the song as an artifact and uses its lyrics to punctuate moments in the lives of his narrators.