Professional conductor Jennifer Kelly, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, leads Lafayette’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers groups
Free student and faculty concerts run through end of year

Nov. 14, 2012 — The Department of Music at Lafayette College presents its annual Holiday Season Choir Concert featuring the Lafayette Concert Choir and Chamber Singers on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Williams Center for the Arts.

Directed by Jennifer Kelly, director of choral activities at Lafayette, and accompanied by Patricia O’Connell and Elizabeth Manus on piano, the one-hour program will present a wide array of holiday sounds, including favorites, classical, and contemporary. Composers include Franck, Rutter, Ran, Dufay, and Holst, and a premiere by Libby Larsen. Join us in the lobby once again after the concert for cookies and cider accompanied by some of your favorite carols.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please call the Williams Center Box Office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays between the hours of noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.

Additional Lafayette College Department of Music concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Williams Center for the Arts. The public is welcome to attend. Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Monday, Dec. 3 – Percussion Ensemble performs a special concert as part of a fall semester project. Under the direction of J. Larry Stockton, professor of music and department head, the group features a variety of musical selections and incorporates percussion instruments from all over the world.

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Jazz Ensemble big band performs with a repertory ranging from swing classic greats such as Duke Ellington to contemporary music Matt Harris and Lennie Niehaus, plus original compositions and arrangements.

Saturday, Dec. 8 – Concert Band performs works in a wide range of styles including music by Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler, and John Mackey, and the world premiere of Director Kirk O’Riordan’s new work for winds, “On Vincent’s Swirling Skies.”

Tuesday, Dec. 11 – Marquis Consort ensemble specializes in the performance of renaissance and baroque music, using period instruments.

For more information, visit Lafayette’s music department.


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Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Lafayette College
Communications Division
Easton, PA 18042