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Concord University Hosting 'Sounds Of The Season'

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
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Concord University Hosting 'Sounds Of The Season'

ATHENS - A holiday tradition continues at Concord University with “Sounds of the Season” on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. This yearly festive gathering features talents from the Concord University Department of Music.

Included will be performances by the Brass Ensemble and Concord Band conducted by Laura Zamzow, assistant professor of music and director of band, and the Collegiate Singers, the ConChords and Camerata Singers conducted by Joshua Miller, assistant professor of music and director of vocal studies.

“The concert will feature a gem of the choral Christmas literature, Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols.’ This gorgeous setting of medieval sacred texts will be performed by the Camerata Singers, CU’s select women’s choir, joined by Mrs. Laurel Thompson, a professional harpist who performs with the WV Symphony Orchestra,” Miller said.

“The concert will showcase a few other lesser known holiday selections balanced with traditional favorites scored for choir, brass ensemble and concert band,” he said.

“The Campus Beautiful” will ring with the sounds of the Marsh Memorial Carillon 30 minutes prior to the 6 p.m. concert. Concord carillonneur Jesse Ratcliffe will perform the festive prelude on the world-class instrument.

A reception will follow the “Sounds of the Season” performance in the Fine Arts Center lobby. A special guest will make an appearance for the children in attendance.

The community is invited to attend this event. There is no admission charge.