Lively Arts Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Exhibit: The Longing Ritual

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall

Throughout his career, the concept of synthesis has been central to Turri’s work. The source material for “The Longing Ritual” series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, the Homewood Cemetery, the neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill, and Point Breeze where he often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity. The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience.

Indiana Community Choir Christmas Concert

DiCicco Hall (Rm. 121), Cogswell Hall

The IUP Community Music School's Indiana Community Choir, under the direction of artistic director and conductor Jon Erik Schreiber, will present its Fall performance as a Christmas concert.  Selections will include several arrangements of traditional carols by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, as well as Sets I and II of the Alfred Burt Carols. Also featured will be the famous Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, by J.S. Bach.

Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available M-F, 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 2–6 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance. For more information, call the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787, or email

An Evening of Readings and Carols

Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center

Join the IUP Chorale, Chamber Singers, and University Choruses for An Evening of Readings and Carols featuring some of the most beautiful music of the season including compositions by Poulenc, Tavener, Bernstein, LaBarr, and Rutter. Following the outline of the beautiful traditional Lessons and Carols services found throughout the holiday season, this concert features sing-alongs of beloved carols, a candlelit procession, and poetic readings by members of the IUP community.

Tickets: $6-$10