Music ensembles to present Canticle of Christmas

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2004-11-17
Huntington, Ind.—Six Huntington College music ensembles will come together to usher in the Christmas holiday. Canticle of Christmas, held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts, will be held on Friday, December 3, 2004, at 7:30 p.m. The Brass and Wind Ensembles, the Women’s Chorale, the Handbell Choir, the Mallet Ensemble, and the Piano Duo will take the stage for this Christmas musical extravaganza. The public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. For more information, contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This Christmas program will offer traditional carols and several musical arrangements by Huntington College students and professors. The Wind Ensemble will present three soloists: Jason Lucker on trumpet for Joy to the World, Kate Kelley on clarinet for Deck the Halls, and Marvin McNew, Jr., on saxophone for We Three Kings. The Brass Ensemble’s musical offerings will include a transcription of a Renaissance mote and arrangements of Up on the Housetop and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Additional musical selections are Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, March of the Toys, Carol of the Bells and Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee. Other special features of the evening will include an original mallet piece by composition student Sarah Prater, a narration of The Christmas Journey by Dr. Tom Bergler, assistant professor of Ministry and Missions, and an arrangement by music professor Benjamin Kendall of Infant Holy, Infant Lowly, which will be performed by the Women’s Chorale.
 
Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. Following a decade of growth and development, Huntington College will become Huntington University in mid-2005. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. Huntington is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.
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