Holiday Cheer Available Here!

—By Laura Nelson on 11/13/2012 The OPSU Concert Choir will be spreading holiday cheer during their performance on Nov. 29.—Sage Fischer photoThe OPSU Concert Choir will be spreading holiday cheer during their performance on Nov. 29.—Sage Fischer photo Goodwell, Okla.—Groups within the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Music Department will present a variety of holiday music at their concert set for Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and the Jazz and Concert Bands will all perform in Centennial Theatre located inside Hughes-Strong Hall. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children 12 and under and OPSU students and faculty get in free with an ID.

The Concert Choir will perform several familiar songs including "Deck the Halls" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" as well as some the audience may not know such as the Christmas anthem "Still, still, still" and a spiritual entitled "Rise Up!" When the Chamber singers take the stage, they will perform two spirituals and a Jewish folk song entitled "S'vivon" before they begin to "get a little goofy" according to conductor Joel Garber. Their set includes the famous "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker for voices and then they really get crazy with their final number, "Good King Kong" by P.D.Q. Bach.

Charla Lewis will conduct the Concert Band as they perform traditional instrumental music including "Rondo for Winds and Percussion" by John Edmondson, "Blue Goose Rag" by Raymond Birch and arranged by Timothy Broege, "Snow Carol" by Robert Baler and "Merry Christmas, Everyone!" as arranged by Steven Reineke. The Jazz Band's set include some familiar tunes such as "Autumn Leaves," "Take Five," and "Dream On."

In addition, guest church organist Verlene Garber returns to OPSU to lend her skill once again after her OPSU debut in John Rutter's Requiem last spring. The concert will conclude as the band and choir lead the audience in singing a holiday medley.


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