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KU School of Music presents 89th Annual Holiday Vespers concerts at Lied Center on Dec. 8

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music proudly presents the 89th Annual Holiday Vespers concerts and Pre-Holiday Vespers organ and brass concerts on Dec. 8, 2013.

The Pre-Holiday Vespers organ and brass concerts will take place at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Bales Organ Recital Hall. The concerts will last approximately 30 minutes. The program will consist of seasonal favorites, including the “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. KU director of choral activities, Paul Tucker, will direct select choir members in the performance of an anthem by Sir John Tavener. The concerts also feature the KU Brass Quintet and organist Dina Pannabecker Evans. The audience will have the opportunity to sing “O Come, All Ye Faithful” with the choir members, organ and the brass quintet. The Pre-Holiday Vespers concerts are free and open to the public.

The 89th Annual Holiday Vespers concerts will take place at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Tickets are $13.50 for adults and $11 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu.

The 89th Annual Holiday Vespers will feature the KU Choirs conducted by Paul Tucker, KU director of choral activities and Mariana Farah, KU associate director of choral activities, and the KU Symphony Orchestra, guest conducted by Sharon Toulouse, KU assistant director of bands. The program will include Pilgrim’s Hymn by Stephen Paulus; Autumn Soliloquy by James Barnes, KU professor of music composition,and featuring soloist Vince Gnojek, KU professor of saxophone; Lo, How a Rose by Jan Sandström; The Snow by E. Elgar; selections from The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky; audience sing-a-longs; and more.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.



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