Lee Chapel, Concert Choir led by Tim Peter
Fall 2020 Douglas Phillips leading the Band
Lee Chapel, Chamber Orchestra led by Anthony Hose

Stetson Concerts

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Stetson School of Music Concert series!
Our concerts and live-stream events are available throughout the year. Continue checking throughout the year for updates.

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All performance recordings are available on the Stetson School of Music YouTube channel. Visit the School of Music Concert Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events. Visit the Stetson School of Music Box Office for ongoing ticket sales. If an event does not appear on the Box Office page, it means that tickets for that event have not gone on sale yet. Check back on the date they go on sale. To receive email notifications about upcoming events as well as the dates that tickets go on sale, please join our email notification list or send an email to [email protected] and ask to be added.

Christmas Candlelight Concerts - November 30-December 3

For more than 100 years, the School of Music’s jubilant choirs and musicians have been captivating audiences with its annual, breathtaking performance, which has evolved into an evening dedicated to inclusive, sacred music from various cultural and religious traditions celebrated during the holidays.

The 2022 Christmas Candlelight Concerts will showcase more than 150 student musicians including the Stetson University Concert Choir (SATB), and Hatter Choir (TTBB) conducted by Dr. Timothy Peter, and the Stetson Chorale (SSAA) conducted by Dr. Sandra Peter as well as instrumentalists from the Chamber Orchestra and Symphonic Band. Dr. Boyd Jones will be the featured organist.  The musical repertoire for 2022  continues a tradition inclusivity and a welcoming spirit with the warmth of beautifully Lee Chapel (Nov. 30-Dec.1) and the grand and magnificent First United Methodist Church in Orlando (Sat. Dec. 3). As each annual concert concludes,  “Silent Night” will sung by multiple choirs as they light candles and close the performance. 

Performances will run nightly November 30-December 3, 2022; advanced tickets required. Ticket sales go live October 1, 2022, online only. General Admission tickets are $40 each.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2: Lee Chapel 

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022 Christmas Candlelight Concert in Lee Chapel!

Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Hall, 421 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand

We are grateful for the large crowds. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

PARKING: University lots will be open to patrons. Handicap accessible parking will be available in the Presser lot, 419 N. Woodland Blvd, until full. For more information on available parking, please view the university map online.

ARRIVAL: Doors to Elizabeth Hall open one-hour prior to the concert, 6:30 p.m. Audience members are welcome to enjoy Stetson’s outdoor Palm Court while awaiting entry to Elizabeth Hall. Early entry to Elizabeth Hall will not be permitted. All ticket holders must check-in prior to entering Lee Chapel for seating. Prior to the concert, restrooms are available in Presser Hall.

ENTRY: Please have your tickets ready to be scanned at the door, either on a mobile device or printed. Advanced ticket purchases are required. All audience members must have a ticket to enter.

SEATING: Audience seating is available on two-levels – orchestra and balcony seating, on a first-come basis. Concert staff attempts to keep all parties seated together for performances; however, due to the seating layout of this historic hall and the expected audience size, some parties may need to sit separate. Please note, there is no elevator in Elizabeth Hall for balcony seating. Handicap accessible seating is limited in Lee Chapel. Concert staff make every effort to accommodate the seating needs of every guest.

Dec. 3: First United Methodist Church of Orlando 

We are excited to welcome you to the 2022 Christmas Candlelight Concert at First United Methodist Church of Orlando!

Saturday, December 3
7 p.m.
142 E Jackson St., Orlando

We are grateful for the large crowds - your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

PARKING: Utilize the surrounding parking garages; parking is not included in the price of the concert ticket. Please allow up to 30-minutes for parking.

  • Seaside Plaza Parking Garage, 77 E Jackson St, Orlando
  • City Commons Parking Garage, 460 Boone Ave, Orlando
  • On-street parking is metered and enforced by the City of Orlando.

ARRIVAL: Doors to open one-hour prior to the concert, 6:00 p.m. Early entry to the auditorium will not be permitted. All ticket holders must check-in prior to entering for seating.

ENTRY: Please have your tickets ready to be scanned at the door, either on a mobile device or printed. Advanced ticket purchases are required. All audience members must have a ticket to enter.

SEATING: Audience seating is available on a first-come basis. Concert staff attempts to keep all parties seated together for performances; however, due to the expected audience size, some parties may need to sit separate. Concert staff make every effort to accommodate the seating needs of every guest.

Stetson in New York - March 3, 2023

The Stetson University School of Music is pleased to announce the First Annual Carnegie Hall Chamber Music and Solo Performance featuring Stetson University music students at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall in New York City on March 3, 2023. Ticket information available soon through Carnegie Hall's website.

Fall 2022 Concert Announcements

Season passes are back! Purchase your Concert Series and Jazz Series season passes by mail, over the phone, or in person from the Presser Hall front office weekdays (office closed for a one-hour lunch at noon).

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The Stetson School of Music Box Office is open for general admission ticketed concerts. Christmas Candlelight tickets go on sale October 1. For all ticketed and complimentary admission events, please visit the Concert Calendar.

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