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Holiday Music at College

Nov 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 

Tudor Choir and Wheatland Chorale at Leffler

Tudor Choir vocal chamber ensemble, famed for its interpretation of New England shape note carols and hymns, and Lancaster, Pa.’s, Wheatland Chorale, one of Pennsylvania’s premier choral ensembles, perform holiday selections at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, on stage at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center at Elizabethtown College. A carol sing-along, led by both choirs, wraps the perfect bow around the evening’s festivities.

The E-town performance is Tudor Choir’s only area concert this year. Founded in 1993 by director Doug Fullington, the Choir has received national and international attention as an interpreter of Renaissance and early American music. It boasts a dozen core singers but can pull from a membership of 40 for larger works.

Tudor Choir, which resides in Seattle, Wash.’s, historic Blessed Sacrament Church, has been featured on National Public Radio and presently is on tour with stops at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Philadelphia Christ Church.

Wheatland Chorale now under the direction of Harrisburg, Pa.’s, Eric Riley, was founded in 1987 by artistic director Robert J. Upton. The singers, all volunteers, travel from throughout Lancaster and Berks counties. The Chorale has been recognized by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for artistic excellence with annual grants to support the choir’s mission. The ensemble numbers 39 singers and has performed throughout Central Pennsylvania, as well as at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the National Cathedral and the White House, and on tours in Austria, Germany and England.

Tickets for the concert, sponsored by Gretna Music, are $10 to $30 and are available online. Adults who bring children to this concert should be sure to take advantage of the “Adult with Child” family discount — one adult per child in the party. A pre-concert Classical Conversation about the evening’s program will be led by the Tudor Choir’s Doug Fullington one hour before the concert

Contact: Carl Kane, kanec@etown.edu.

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Kid Friendly Concert

Students spread holiday spirit as they perform a wide array of seasonal music during Elizabethtown College’s annual American Family Christmas concert, hosted by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. This concert is “kid friendly.” A surprise visit from some beloved holiday characters awaits them. Children are encouraged to attend and families may come and go as needed.

Tickets for the concert, $3, $5, can be reserved online: www.amfamchristmas.com. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, features performances by five choral ensembles directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz and jazz band directed by Grant Moore.

Contact: Amy Reynolds at 717-361-1212 or reynoldsa@etown.edu.

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