Kennesaw State Choral Ensembles present “Home for the Holidays”
Concert will feature traditional favorites and holiday classics
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KENNESAW, Ga. (November 15, 2012) Escape the chilly Georgia air and get into the holiday spirit with an evening of favorite songs performed by some of Kennesaw State's most talented student performers. The KSU Choral Ensembles will kick off the season with a Choral Holiday Concert, “Home for the Holidays,” on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. in Morgan Hall in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center.
The Choral Holiday Concert is the second event of the 2012-2013 Scholarship Series featuring KSU students and faculty member performers. All ticket proceeds from the series directly fund scholarships for students in the KSU School of Music.
The concert will include the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Ensemble, Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as student instrumentalists. Students will perform pieces from a variety of sources, including classics such as Gjeilo’s “Serenity” and Biebl’s “Ave Maria” and popular favorites such as Work’s “Go Tell it on the Mountain!” and Woodward’s “Ding! Dong! Merrily on High.”
The performance groups are not exclusive to students from the School of Music and will include students from many academic disciplines. Assistant Professor Alison Mann will conduct the Women’s Chorus while Associate Professor Leslie J. Blackwell will conduct the Men’s Ensemble, Chorale and Chamber Singers. Both professors are active clinicians and adjudicators.
Audiences can expect the concert to feature traditional holiday pieces, but Blackwell explains that “it will not be a traditional presentation—it will have a bit of flair.” According to Blackwell, audience members will feel immersed in a theatrical experience that will showcase a variety of talent, focusing on the diversity of KSU’s student population and their achievements.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.