Holiday concert to spread cheer Dec. 7

The Oswego College Choir and State Singers, under the direction of Dr. Julie Pretzat, will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Waterman Theatre.

The concert will feature music for Hanukah and Christmas. The College Choir will perform two major works, “Magnificat” by Antonio Vivaldi and the Christmas Cantata by contemporary American composer Daniel Pinkham. The latter work includes a brass quartet. Student soloists will be featured in the performance of the Vivaldi work.

The State Singers will perform carols such as “Ding Dong Merrily on High” and “Past Three O’Clock,” among other standards that will also include “The Christmas Song.”

The concert also will feature several scenes performed by college students in the “Music Theatre Workshop” class, directed by Todd Graber. They will perform scenes from such shows as “Closer Than Ever” and “The Sound of Music.”

A suggested admission donation of $5 would benefit the music department’s scholarship and excellence funds. SUNY Oswego students are admitted free of charge.

Persons with disabilities, seeking accommodations to attend this event, should contact the SUNY Oswego music department at 312-2130 in advance.

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(Posted: Nov 16, 2005)