JMU Musical Tradition Welcomes Holidays

From: Public Affairs

James Madison University's 41st annual Holidayfest concert, featuring the JMU Chorale, Symphony Orchestra and Brass Band, ushers in the holiday season Sunday, Dec. 6, with a program of traditional music.

DATE: Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009
TIME: 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Wilson Hall Auditorium, JMU


The JMU Chorale, the university's premiere touring ensemble, presents Part I of Georg Friedrich Handel's "Messiah," under the direction of Dr. Patrick Walders, director of choral activities.

The JMU Symphony Orchestra and JMU Brass Band perform "March" from the Nutcracker Suite by P.I. Tchaikowsky, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," arranged by John Finnegan, "Christmas Favorites," a medley arranged by Bruce Chase that includes "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "Silver Bells" and "Chestnuts Roasting," and "Many Moods of Christmas for Chorus and Orchestra" by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett.

Dr. Robert McCashin conducts the orchestra and Kevin Stees directs the brass band.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for seniors, students and JAC cardholders and can be reserved by calling the Masterpiece Season box office at (540) 568-7000 or (877) 201-7543 (toll free).

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Nov. 30, 2009