Winter concerts take the stage in December

November 28, 2016
Winter concerts take the stage in December

The Fitchburg State University choral ensembles will be joined by singers from the Fitchburg High School and Leominster High School choruses for “Winter around the World” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. Admission is free.

Performers at the concert will include the Fitchburg State Concert Choir and Chamber Choir (including university students and faculty), the Fitchburg State Community Chamber Orchestra (including students, faculty and staff members), the student a cappella group Harmonic Velocity and the Leominster and Fitchburg high choruses.

Choral director Jonathan Harvey, who arrived at Fitchburg State this fall, reached out to the local high school music directors soon after his arrival.

“It’s going to be a big show,” Harvey said. “I’m very excited about bringing together all of these musicians. It’s such a great opportunity for everyone to get to know each other and learn from each other.”

The concert will include traditional seasonal selections as well as music from around the world.

The university’s instrumental ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Weston Auditorium. Admission is free. The concert band, directed by Michael La Cava, will be playing a mix of new band music, as well as traditional favorites and holiday music.

The guitar ensemble, coached by Paul Luria, will be playing classical pieces and holiday tunes arranged for guitars.

The jazz band, led by Professor Michele Caniato, will be playing swing era, hard bop, and Latin jazz tunes.

For more information on the music program at Fitchburg State, visit the Music page.

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