Marshall University celebrates the sounds of the season

December 3, 2018
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Ryan Fischer/The Herald-Dispatch The Marshall University Choral Union performs Christmas carols on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Huntington.

Marshall University’s Choral Union presented a concert of festive Christmas carols Sunday afternoon at First United Methodist Church, 1124 5th Ave., Huntington.

The Choral Union, directed by Deborah Bradley, was joined by the Musical Arts Guild in Huntington, as well as the University Singers, under the direction of Dr. Briana Nannen. They were also assisted by Lincoln Brass and Dr. Johan Botes on organ.

The Marshall University School of Music in the midst of its semester-ending run of concerts.

Here’s a look at the remaining concerts coming up this week to close out the semester.

Monday, Dec. 3: 7:30 p.m. Concert Band Concert in Smith Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 4: noon to 1:30 p.m. Christmas Carols and Ugly Sweaters with the Marshall University Trombone Ensemble at the Memorial Student Center. All are welcome to this free, informal performance. Donations for a local children’s charity will be accepted. For more information, contact Dr. Micheal Stroeher at stroeher@marshall.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: 7:30 p.m. The Marshall University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Reed Smith, will present a program titled “Out of This World.” The diverse concert program will begin with Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No. 3″ and will end with “Mars” from “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. In between the orchestra will perform two works by Finnish composer Armas Jrnefelt, a string orchestra piece by contemporary Canadian composer Vivian Fung, and three excerpts from Shostakovich’s opera, “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” which was famously condemned by the Stalin regime and banned in the Soviet Union for almost 30 years. The performance is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Jazz Combos 2 & 3 at the Jomie Jazz Center & Performing Arts Center, Room 103

Thursday, Dec. 6: 7:30 p.m. Wind Symphony at Smith Music Hall

Friday, Dec. 7: Mason Bartlett recital Smith Music Hall

Saturday, Dec. 8: 7:30 p.m. 3rd Avenue A Capella at Smith Music Hall

Sunday, Dec. 9: 7:30 p.m. Chris Scarberry Graduate Recital in Smith Music Hall

For more information contact the Marshall University School of Music at 304-696-3117 or go online at https://www.marshall.edu/music/.

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