Department of Music Announces Holiday Concert Lineup

Posted: November 19, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Department of Music announces its highly anticipated annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

The concert is traditionally a sell-out, as Mason’s Department of Music instrumental and vocal ensembles present a lively program that includes old seasonal favorites, carols and the always popular audience sing-a-long.

This year’s concert will feature the Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, University Singers and Select Women’s Chorale.

The roster of special guest conductors includes John Paul Phaup, managing director of investments of the Phaup Brown Wealth Management Group of Wachovia Securities in McLean, Va., who is also a George Mason University Foundation trustee and Arts at Mason vice chairman.

In addition to the Music Department faculty who will be performing, Rick Davis, associate provost and artistic director of the Center for the Arts, will narrate “The Night Before Christmas.”

Program

  • George Mason University Chamber Orchestra

    Anthony Maiello, conductor

    “Greensleeves” Ralph Vaughn Williams

    Kathleen O’Hara, student conductor

  • George Mason University Symphony Orchestra

    Anthony Maiello, conductor

    “A Christmas Festival” Leroy Anderson

    “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” Johann Sebastian Bach

    Joe Van Riper, student conductor

    “Dance of the Jesters” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Joel Borrelli-Boudreau, student conductor

    “Festive Sounds of Hanukkah” Arr. Bill Holcombe

    “Jingle Bells Forever” Arr. Robert Smith

    John P. Phaup, guest conductor

    “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” Randol Bass

    Rick Davis, narrator

  • George Mason University Faculty Holiday Trio

    “Holiday Medley” Traditional

    Stan Engebretson, Anthony Maiello, Linda Apple Monson, soloists

  • George Mason University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale and Select Women’s Chorale

    “Home Alone” John Williams

    I. “Somewhere in My Memory”

    III. “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas”

    Vincent Oppido, student conductor

  • George Mason University Combined Choirs

    “Plaudite” Giovanni Gabrieli

    Lisa A. Billingham, conductor

  • George Mason University Chorale and Select Women’s Chorale

    “Jubilate Deo” from “Tres Cantus Laudendi” Mack Wilberg

    Julie Neish, student conductor

    Jane Kaye, accompanist

    “Coventry Carol” Arr. Darmon Meader

    Mary Ann East, conductor

  • George Mason University Chorale

    Lisa A. Billingham, conductor

    “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” Arr. Harry Simeone

    Jane Kaye, accompanist

  • George Mason University Singers

    Stan Engebretson, conductor

    “Resonet in Laudibus” 14th Century Carol, Arr. Chet Alwes

    Jamelle Berry, student conductor

    “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes” Arr. Archibald T. Davison

    Jamie Sample, student conductor

    “Ave Maria” Franz Biebl

    “Jingle Bells” Traditional English, Arr. King’s Singers

  • George Mason University Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs

    Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long Traditional, Arr. Vincent Oppido

There will be a brief intermission between each group change.

Phaup Brown Wealth Management Group of Wachovia Securities is the sponsor of the George Mason University Holiday Concert, and Classical WETA 90.9 FM is the media sponsor.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. A limited number of tickets are free for students with a valid Mason ID. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit tickets.com.

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