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Choral, instrumental ensembles to perform

Posted 11/30/15

Fitchburg State University’s choral and instrumental ensembles will present their annual winter concerts in December. Admission is free and open to the public for these concerts, sponsored by the Humanities Department at Fitchburg State.

The choral concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 at Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. It will be the 27th and final concert conducted by Associate Professor Marjorie Ness, who is retiring in December.

Performers will include the University choir and chamber singers, along with soloists Sarah Morin, Nathania Demosthenes, Eric Brodeur, Coty Markee-Culbreth and Lois Dwira, conducted by Ness and accompanied by pianist Roy Imperio. Also performing on Dec. 7 will be Harmonic Velocity, the student-led a cappella group under the direction of Devin Salviuolo and Theo Demosthenes.

Choral works performed will span the Renaissance through contemporary Broadway and pop selections.

The winter band and ensembles concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, also at Weston Auditorium. At that concert, the University’s jazz band will play music ranging from hard bop era tunes such as Mr. P.C. by John Coltrane to bossa nova by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Latin jazz by Freddie Hubbard. The concert band will be playing a mix of new band music as well as traditional favorites and holiday classics.

The Humanities Department performances conclude at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 with the end-of-semester student recital for the Foundation Music Lesson Program at Kent Recital Hall in the Conlon Fine Arts Building, 367 North St. The performance will feature students of all ages displaying their skills on a variety of instruments.

More information can be found on the Music Department page.

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