Snapshots: Annual ‘Gift to the City’ holiday concert with music from 3 continents, 5 centuries

| December 8, 2014
Gift to the City : Music holiday concert

The fifth annual “Gift to the City,” the Department of Music’s holiday concert, filled the house at Christ Church Cathedral.

Music: Gift to the City annual holiday concert

“We try to include something for as many musical tastes as we can,” said chair Jeffrey Carter. This year’s show had music from three continents spanning five centuries.

The Webster University Department of Music presented the fifth annual holiday concert, “A Gift to the City,” to a full house on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis.

“This is our annual holiday concert, the only one we present,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music in Webster’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts.  “We try to include something for as many musical tastes as we can, so this year we included music from three continents spanning five centuries.”

Well over 100 students performed at the event, under the leadership of two faculty conductors, with the help of six adjunct faculty members who performed as well, and four student conductors.

Trent Patterson and Paul Davis led the choirs and orchestra; Bob Chamberlin opened the concert with an organ work; and adjunct faculty member William “Pat” Partridge hosted the event as part of the Shepley Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral.

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