Tuesday, November 28, 2006


CONTACT: Tim Musselman, 615-898-2493

Public Encouraged to Attend Free Nov. 30 Performance of Musical Holiday Delights

(MURFREESBORO)—The MTSU Women's Chorale will present a free "sounds of the season" concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Hinton Music Hall on the MTSU campus.
"I think this would be a great way for people to enhance their holiday spirit on this first day of December, as we present a variety of traditional carols and songs of the season," said Dr. Jamila McWhirter, music education faculty and Women's Chorale director at MTSU.
McWhirter said the concert will begin with four piano preludes arranged and performed by Women's Chorale accompanist Tracey Phillips, an MTSU sophomore.
"Phillips is a very talented and dedicated student who has been and is a music professional yet she still sees the value of coming back to school for more formal education," McWhirter said.
The piano preludes will be The Christmas Song, I Saw Three Ships, In The Bleak Midwinter, and The Christmas Waltz.
McWhirter said that following the preludes, Women's Chorale will conduct a candlelight processional to Personent Hodie, then follow with Piae Cantiones, both of which will be unaccompanied Renaissance Christmas pieces.
Other sacred and secular holiday choral selections will include Ave Maria, Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Let it Snow, Deck the Hall and Carol of the Bells.
Let it Snow will be a debut performance of a new arrangement by Phillips.
In addition, the chorale will perform two seasonal pieces about winter: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, a piece based on a poem of the same name by Robert Frost, and similarly, Edward Elgar's The Snow, which will be performed with accompaniment by two violins and piano.
The Nov. 30 performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact the music school at MTSU at 615-898-2493.


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