Holiday Concert Combines Community and IUP Voices

Posted on 11/30/2015 9:50:26 AM

Home for the Holidays ChoraleThe Department of Music at IUP will present a festive Sound Choices series concert titled “Home for the Holidays” on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The concert will be performed at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center.

This communitywide collaboration will feature all university choral ensembles under the direction of Ryan Beeken, including the Chorale, Chorus, and Chamber Singers. Community groups include singers from the IUP Community Music School Children’s Choirs directed by Jessica Zelenack, Indiana Area High School directed by Scott Salser, Indiana Area Junior High directed by Ellen Werner, and the Calvary Chancel Choir directed by Joseph Baunoch.

Other IUP groups and performers include the Hoodlebug Brass faculty quintet, the Legacy Brass student quintet, Hawkapella, and Crimson Chords, with faculty performances by Mary Logan-Hastings and Oliver Lo.

In assembling the performers and the repertoire, Beeken explained, “The holiday season reminds us to be thankful and inspires a celebration of family and community. This first ‘Home for the Holidays’ production strives to reflect upon and remind all that regardless of our race, religion, or other differences that ultimately, we are all the same. Through music, diverse members of the Indiana community will come together to celebrate the season, our community, and our humanity.”

Tickets for this event are available now online or the Lively Arts’ online ticket website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313. Tickets will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance.

Tickets are priced at $11 for regular admission, $9 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $7 for children, students, and I-Card holders.

For more information on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

Sound Choices is produced by the Department of Music and College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

Home for the Holidays Chorale