The Mansfield University Music Department invites you to celebrate the holiday season in a concert of choral music on the theme, “LOVE CAME DOWN.” Almost 200 musicians will perform, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, on Saturday, December 5, at 7:30 pm in Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, December 6, at 7:30 pm in the Troy High School Memorial Auditorium in Troy, PA.
The concerts will feature a wonderful mixture of classical and popular pieces sung at times under the magic of candlelight. Selections by Bach, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Howells, and Hogan as well as other familiar holiday favorites for men’s, women’s, and mixed choirs from the Renaissance period to the 21st century that describe love in the sacred and secular world will resound from Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre and Troy’s Auditorium. Familiar carols and hymns for audience participation will add to the holiday spirit. The choirs will combine for a celebratory finale, entitled “Rejoice,” written for voices, brass, organ, and percussion by Gwyneth Walker.
Tickets will sell for $10 to adults, $8 to senior citizens, and $5 to students and children and may be purchased on-line through the Mansfield University website at http://music.mansfield.edu or reserved by calling 570-662-4710. Patrons are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before concert time to get preferred seating. Join us to experience in music how LOVE CAME DOWN.