Cameron University Department of Music presents “The Rose of Bethlehem” holiday concert

The Cameron University Department of Music will present “The Rose of Bethlehem”, a holiday concert featuring the Cameron University Concert Choir, the Cameron University Women’s Ensemble and the Centennial Singers. The concert is scheduled for Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Cameron faculty, staff and students are admitted free with CU ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

“This will be a collage of excellent holiday music that will help usher in the wonderful Christmas season!” says Dr. Patrick Callaghan, director of Cameron’s choral program.

The Cameron University Concert Choir, accompanied by Tom Willoughby, will perform a diverse set of choral music selected by Dr. Patrick Callaghan, conductor. The repertoire will include the German and Ukranian carols “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” and “ЩЕДРИ (Shedryk)”. Also included are the classic “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah” and the popular holiday standard “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” arranged by Livingston Gearhart. Rounding out the program will be the chant “Veni, Veni Emmanuel, “Of a Rose, a lovely Rose” from John Rutter’s “Magnificat” and “The World for Christmas” by Anders Edenroth.

The Cameron University Centennial Singers, conducted by Doris Lambert and accompanied by David Anderson and Dr. Jim Lambert, will present a potpourri of popular Christmas songs, including arrangements of the carols “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night.” The ensemble will also perform adaptations of favorite Christmas tunes in the works “Various Themes on ‘Fa-la-la’” by Chuck Bridwell, “Variations on Jingle Bells” by Mark Hayes, and “Winter Wonderland of Snow,” also by Hayes. “Sweet Little Jesus Boy” by Robert MacGimsey and “Fruitcake” by Philip Hagemann are diverse and uplifting pieces that will showcase the women of the Centennial Singers and the humorous side of the holidays.

The Cameron University Women’s Ensemble will present “There is no Rose” from Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” and “Jerusalem Luminosa” by Abbie Betinis. To add a little holiday spice, a jazz combo and flute trio will perform holiday classics, including Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time is Here.” Sandy Greene, an adjunct faculty member, will present “This Is Christmas” by Alfred Burt, “Magnolia” by Tom Cipullo and “All Those Christmas Clichés” by Stephen Flaherty to help round out a tremendous and exciting program.

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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November 23, 2015

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