Ada Native to Perform on NBT /PBS Special

Written by on November 23, 2021

Ada native to perform on NBT /PBS special “Christmas at Belmont”

Ian Dellifield, a 2021 graduate of Ada High School, will be performing with the Belmont University School of Music World Percussion Ensemble on the televised PBS special, “Christmas at Belmont”.

“Christmas at Belmont” will be taped live for the first time in the newly opened Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on the University’s campus. Christmas at Belmont is an annual Belmont University tradition celebrating the holiday season and the musical diversity and rich talent of the university’s School of Music. The concert features a collage of familiar carols, classical masterworks, world music and light-hearted seasonal favorites. More than 400 student voices join with School of Music faculty to present this annual NPT original holiday production.

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Dellifield is a freshman majoring in Commercial Music, Percussion. On campus, Dellifield is also a member of the Jazz String Septet performing group and a member of the band Checkered, which will be performing at Rodeo Austin 2022.

“Christmas at Belmont” premieres Monday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. on NPT and PBS stations across the country, with encore broadcasts on NPT Christmas night (Saturday, Dec. 25) at 9:30 p.m. Check local listings for additional broadcast times. Belmont University Alumni and recording artist, Josh Turner, will be the 2021 guest artist for “Christmas at Belmont” . Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards, and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards, five CMA Awards, two ACM Awards, one CMT Award, and seven ACA Awards. To support music and arts education, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to help students pursue their studies in these fields. Turner and his wife Jennifer, whom he met as a student at Nashville’s Belmont University, have four sons.

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