Department of Music December Events

| November 19, 2012

Webster University’s “Gift to the City” Concert

Woodwind Chamber Ensemble in Concert, Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., in the Thompson Building Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Webster University’s Woodwind Chamber Ensemble presents a concert of chamber music from the baroque, classical and contemporary eras. The ensemble features Stephen Lucido, Flute; Martina Martinez, Flute; Colleen Gillis, Oboe; Lindsey Heffner, Oboe and Eric Ring, Bassoon.

The program includes:
London Trio No. 1, Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Noels en Trio, Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657 – 1726)
Divertimento No. 1, K 439b, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Christmas Time is Here, Vince Guaraldi & Lee Mendelson (1928 – 1976) (b. 1933 ) arr. Ring

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“A Gift to the City” Concert, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, 2 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust Street, (13th and Locust) St. Louis, Mo. This musical gift is offered free of charge to the public.

“A Gift to the City” celebrates the holiday season with seasonal music, presented by ensembles and students from the Webster University Department of Music. Now in its fourth year, “A Gift to the City” is a reflective and peaceful panoply of musical styles and ideas, presented by three Webster University choirs and the student orchestra.

This year’s performance also includes students providing interludes on harp and on the cathedral’s pipe organ. The music ranges from Corelli’s Christmas concerto to “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” from the ancient text of “O magnum mysterium” to a piece by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

“Producing this concert is one of the delights of the year,” says Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. “The program is fast-paced, with one choir beginning as the sound of the orchestra fades away, and then a harp interlude setting the stage for the next ensemble to change the mood yet again. We usually have standing-room audiences for this concert, for good reason!”

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Percussion Ensemble Concert, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 7 p.m., in the Community Music School

The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Erin Elster, presents the following repertoire: Fancy Four – Mitch Markovitch, Immortal Dream – Nathan Daughtry, Taiko – Kevin Mixon
Shifting Cells – James David, and Tempest Black – Keith Larson.

The Ensemble includes: Tyler Jensen, Rob Pohlman, Garrett Lacy, Eric Brooks, Guan Pickett, Maxine DuMaine and Elizabeth Fedorchalk.

Admission at the door is $3 for the general public and free to Webster students, faculty and staff valid Webster ID.

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