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Choral Ensembles to Present "In Dulci Jubilo"

Wilkes University Choral Ensembles to present
In Dulci Jubilo

 

            On Friday, December 11, the Wilkes University Chorus and the Wilkes University Chamber Singers will present In Dulci Jubilo, a program of Christmas choral music, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. Both groups are directed by Dr. Steven Thomas, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Division of Performing Arts at Wilkes University.

           The free concert begins at 7:30 pm and is open to the public. The program includes arrangements of “Masters in this Hall,” “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” and “In Dulci Jubilo,” as well as other Christmas music by John Rutter, Steven Sametz and Eleanor Daley. Also on the program is Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria.”

            The University Chorus is the University’s largest choral ensemble, and is open to any member of the Wilkes community, by audition. Recent repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Rutter’s Gloria, Brahms’ Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria and a variety of shorter works. The Chamber Singers is the University’s select vocal ensemble, and is open to any student member of the Wilkes University Chorus, by audition. The Chamber Singers typically perform a wide range of a cappella repertoire, from Renaissance to contemporary music, and frequently collaborates with the Arcadia Chorale on the annual NEPA Bach Festival.

            For more information on this concert, please contact Dr. Steven Thomas at 570-408-4434 or steven.thomas@wilkes.edu.

 


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