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Nov. 22, 2010

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima presents Holiday Concert Dec. 2

University Chorus, Chamber Singers and University Band combine talents for first ever joint concert

The Ohio State Lima Department of Music presents its Holiday Concert at 8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall on the Ohio State Lima Campus. This concert marks the first time that the University Chorus, Ohio State Lima Chamber Singers and the University Band will join talents for a single performance.

The University Chorus is a traditional ensemble of men and women and it is open to anyone in the campus community who has a passion for singing, including students, staff and faculty. The Chamber Singers is a select group of vocalists who perform unaccompanied sacred and secular choral repertoire. Both groups are under the direction of Dr. Michael Benson.

The University Band is comprised of more than two dozen instrumentalists. Mr. Richard Sherrick directs the band.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Box Office at (419) 995-8382.

The concert program follows.

University Band

Jingle Bell Rhapsody                                                                                J. Peirpont arr. by Walters

Let There Be Peace On Earth                                               S. Miller/J. Jackson arr. by Edmondson

Silent Night                                                                                 F. Gruber/J. Mohr arr. by Erickson

Shout Christmas Out                                                                                       Arr. by Doug Adams

University Chorus

Sing Christmas!                                                                           Leanne Daharja Veitch (b. 1970)                                                                                                                                                    

The Very Best Time of the Year                                                                     John Rutter (b. 1945)                                                                                                                                                    


Garrett Oestreich, Katherine Kleffner, William Hoover, Rose Yocum, Zane Smith

Chamber Singers

Giestliches Lied, Op. 30                                                                  Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

University Chorus

O Holy Night                                                               Adolphe Adam (1803-1856) arr. by Gilchrist

Derryck Menard, Tenor Soloist

Megan Schmitt, Soprano Soloist

Chamber Singers

Oculus Non Vidit                                                                Rihards Dubra (b.1964) ed. by J. Rodde

University Chorus

Remember, O Thou Man                                                         Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-1635)

SATB Soloist Include:

Sarah Butz, Megan Schmitt, Katherine Kleffner (Sopranos)

Demi Smith, Rebecca Lennartz, Rose Yocum (Altos)

Kris Magill, Derryck Menard, Brock DeLong (Tenors)

Zane Smith, Garrett Oestreich, William Hoover (Basses)

Chamber Singers

Bogoroditsye Dyevo, Op. 37                                                      Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

In the Bleak Midwinter                                Christina Rosetti (Poet) and Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

Demi Smith, Alto Soloist

University Chorus

Hallelujah! from the Messiah                                                          George F. Handel (1685-1759)

University Band, University Chorus, Chamber Singers and All of You!

We Wish You A Merry Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Traditional