Trine hosts Annual Community Christmas Concert on Dec. 4

Trine University’s music ensembles will host their Annual Community Christmas Concert beginning at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The University Choir, directed by Geoffrey North, D.M., director of vocal music, will start the program. Selections will include:

  • “Carol of the Bells” by Mykola Leontovich, arranged by Peter Wilhousky;
  • “Still, Still, Still,” arranged by Norman Luboff;
  • “Fum, Fum, Fum,” arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw;
  • “The Little Drummer Boy” by Harry Simeone, Katherine K. Davis and Henry Onorati;
  • “Mary Did You Know?” by Mark Lowry, arranged by Buddy Greene and Jack Schrader;
  • “Star in the East,” arranged by Brad Holmes; and
  • “Noel” by Todd Smith, arranged by Holmes.

The Musical Theater and Opera and Ensemble follows, directed by Ashlee Bickley with piano accompaniment by Laura Dallman, both adjunct professors in the Department of Music. The group will perform:

  • “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin;
  • “The Prayer,” as performed by Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, etc.; and
  • “This is My Box,” from “Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

The Trine Chamber Orchestra, directed by Mark Kays, chair of the Department of Music, will conclude the program. The orchestra will play:

  • “Star of Wonder,” arranged by Cliff Duren;
  • “Once in David’s City,” arranged by Jack Bullock;
  • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Albert Hague and James Horner, arranged by Jerry Brubaker;
  • “Coventry Carol,” arranged by Ralph Ford; and
  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Johnny Marks, arranged by Bullock.

The concert will close with a Christmas Sing Along arranged by Bob Cerulli, played by the orchestra with the audience participating.

For more information, contact Kays at (260) 665-8096.