Holiday Music Festival December 7

Posted on 11/26/2008 12:57:31 PM

The premiere season of Sound Choices, presented by the Department of Music and The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, continues Sunday, December 7, with the Holiday Music Festival. The family concert begins at 3 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, located on the second floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall.

The concert features all three IUP choirs—Chorale, Chorus, and Chamber Singers—totaling over one hundred singers. Under the direction of James Dearing, the program also highlights guest artists Lucy Scandrett, harp, and John Marstinizyn, guitar.

The program incorporates an international collection of Christmas and Chanukah music with songs performed in English, Latin, Spanish dialects of Catalonian and Ladino, Yoruba, Polish, and German. A work titled “Hispanic Carols and Lullabies” includes IUP percussion major and marimba player Sarah Hann.

In addition to several harp duets that Scandrett will perform with student Jacqueline Gordon, performance includes the popular “Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten for female voices and harp.

Tickets are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building on the IUP campus. Tickets may also be purchased at the door starting at 2:15 p.m. on the day of the concert and in advance on line at IUP Tickets. For more information, contact The Lively Arts at 724-357-3547. To purchase tickets with a credit card, call 724-357-1313.

Tickets are $9 regular admission, $8 for groups and senior citizens, and $6 for students and children.