Tusculum Community Chorus to present Christmas concert

10:32 am | November 29, 2012

The Tusculum College Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 10.

The chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus. David Hendricksen is the conductor for the group; James Winfree is accompanist. There is no admission charge for the concert.

The chorus will be joined by the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra in performing “Magnificat” by John Rutter. This is a large-scale setting of Mary’s song from the first chapter of Luke’s Gospel, scored in seven movements for soloist, chorus and orchestra. Soloists are Jill Jones and Beth Brimer.

Other works on the program are Mel Tormé’s popular “Christmas Song,” André Thomas’ setting of “African Noel,” “Still, Still, Still,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” and a motet by Renaissance composer Giovanni Gabrieli for choir and brass ensemble, featuring players from the Tusculum College band program.

Founded in 1996 to involve singers from throughout the community in a broad range of sacred and secular repertoire, the Tusculum College Community Chorus has grown to more than 50 singers. For more information, call Hendricksen 638-0409 or email him at conductordavid@embarqmail.com.

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