Butler University choirs and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will join together for concerts called “Merry and Bright: Holiday Music with the Butler University School of Music” on Sunday, December 13, at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office during regular business hours and at the Schrott Center beginning two hours before each performance.
The concerts will feature four choral groups—the Butler Chorale, University Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women’s Chorus—and the Wind Ensemble performing a mix of new and classic holiday music, including a setting of “Silent Night” by undergraduate student composer Harriet Steinke and a new piece called “Mirabile Mysterium” written by graduate student Justine Koontz, a double major student studying conducting and composition.
Other selections will include a jazz-vocal arrangement of “White Christmas,” a Hanukkah song called “Hanukkah, Festival of Lights,” and “Gloria” from the opera The Masque of Angels by Dominick Argento.
The groups will combine to close the show with “Gloria” and “Joy to the World,” both by Randol Bass, and a carols sing-along with the audience.
These more intimate performances in the Schrott Center for the Arts replace the annual Rejoice! holiday concerts traditionally presented at Clowes Hall.
SOURCE: Butler University