Kick off the holidays with S&T choirs

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On November 25, 2010

Need help getting in the mood for the holidays? Missouri University of Science and Technology’s choirs will perform their holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

Tickets are $3 for adults and free for Missouri S&T students and youth age 18 and younger. Tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance in the Leach Theatre Box Office.

The Chamber and University Choirs are directed by Lorie Francis, lecturer in the arts, languages and philosophy department at Missouri S&T, and accompanied by Kathy Mazzeo.

The Chamber Choir will perform three of the “Anniversary Carols,” by Jackson Berkey. Berkey is best known as the keyboardist/arranger for Mannheim Steamroller. They will also perform “Ding-a Ding-a Ding,” by Greg Gilpin, “Silent Night,” arranged by Michelle Hynson, and three carols by Alfred Burt. The carols were Christmas cards sent to friends by Burt.

University Choir will perform three pieces by Mack Wilberg, including “Fum, Fum, Fum” and “Away in a Manger.” They will also perform “Bidi Bom,” a piece celebrating Hanukah.

The concert will close with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from the “Messiah,” by Handel, with a cookie reception in the choir room following the concert.

The choir will also announce their summer 2012 plans to travel to Europe for a concert tour, culminating with their participation in the 2012 Mozart International Choral Festival in Salzburg.

For more information, please contact Francis at

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