The 56th annual Christmas at Mary Concert takes center stage showcasing the school’s musical talent at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

“Christmas at Mary is a joyous celebration of seasonal music featuring the University of Mary Concert Choir, Gabrieli Brass and Vocal Jazz,” said Tom Porter, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music at Mary. “The concert features arrangements of familiar Christmas carols, such as ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,’ as well as choral feature numbers such as ‘O Magnum Mysterium,’ ‘Betelehemu,’ and ‘Mary Had a Baby.’”

The Reuter organ, which as first installed and dedicated in 1963, in Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel has gone through a major facelift over the summer.

“The chapel organ has always been a fine instrument, but, in recent years, there have been more and more ranks and features that we have not been able to use,” said Porter, of the now-restored 54-year-old organ.