CANYON — Vacation music can be sweetly sung (and performed) o’er the plains at a pair of upcoming Christmas performances from the West Texas A&M College College of Music.
Up first: the WT Chamber Singers’ Christmas live performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 within the Sybil B. Harrington Superb Arts Complicated Recital Corridor.
This intimate efficiency will characteristic music from the Renaissance and Basic eras, mentioned conductor Dr. Sean Pullen, affiliate professor of music and director of choral actions.
“The viewers will take pleasure in some trendy, artistic and jazzy preparations of some traditional Christmas tunes,” Pullen mentioned.
Then, the following day, “Music of the Christmas Season” will characteristic the WT Symphony Orchestra, WT choirs and the Canyon Excessive College Chamber Choir. Performances are scheduled for 4 and seven p.m. Dec. 5 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Corridor. Admission is free, however tickets are required. The 4 p.m. live performance is already offered out.
“Our vacation live shows are a favourite custom on campus and with the group at massive, and tickets all the time go quick,” mentioned Dr. Mark Bartley, director of orchestral actions, the Lilith Brainard Professor of Music and affiliate director of the College of Music.
Those that can’t attend in particular person can nonetheless see “Music of the Christmas Season” when it airs 7 p.m. Dec. 21, midnight Dec. 23, 8 p.m. Dec. 24 and 1 a.m. Dec. 26 on Panhandle PBS.
Along with Bartley, conductors are Pullen and Brandon Farren of Canyon Excessive.
An array of classical and conventional works will delight audiences, together with “Welcome Xmas!,” “Go Inform It on the Mountain,” “Angels We Have Heard on Excessive,” “Christmas Fantasy” by Dan Goeller and “Hark!” by Felix Mendelssohn, organized and orchestrated by Dr. B.J. Brooks, WT professor of principle and composition.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Veni sancta spiritus” will characteristic soloists Shannon Kathleen Burr, graduate music efficiency pupil from Harrisburg, Pa.; McKenna Cooper, sophomore common research main from Midlothian; Francesco DiLello, graduate music efficiency pupil from Highland Mill, N.Y.; and Conner Nall, junior music main from Canyon.
Soloist Rossitza Goza, WT’s Harrington Lecturer in Violin, can be featured on “Meditation” from “Thaïs” by Jules Massenet. The Canyon Excessive Chamber Choir and WT choirs will be part of the orchestra for Taylor Scott Davis’s “Magnificat,” that includes soloist Eleisha Miller, senior music main from Amarillo. Davis can be in residence for the preparation and performances as a part of the WT Visitor Artist Sequence.