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Nov. 29, Dec. 1 and 4: University Music Concerts
Multiple student ensembles will feature seasonal favorites along with traditional music.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 11-16-2016
MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music will present multiple student ensemble concerts the last week of the fall semester. The concerts feature seasonal favorites along with traditional music.
The Minnesota State Mankato Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts. The orchestra is comprised of invited area community members along with university student musicians. The ensemble is under the direction of Joseph Rodgers.
The University Jazz Big Bands, Contemporary Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in Halling Recital Hall. The Jazz Big Bands will perform traditional jazz charts along with arrangements of holiday songs. The vocal ensembles will perform the holiday music of contemporary a capella groups. The contemporary instrumental ensemble will perform a mix of jazz and pop music.
The Holiday Choral Concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 623 South Broad Street, Mankato. The program will include carols and seasonal music from other countries.
Chamber Singers and Concert Choir Director David Dickau says, “This concert gives the choral groups an opportunity to do music of the season along with a mix from Renaissance to contemporary.”
Concert admission is $9, $7 for students with a valid MavCard. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music.
For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.