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December 2, 2003


Eighty vocalists will perform holiday selections ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary spirituals during Austin Peays annual holiday concert featuring the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

Highlights will include Baslers Alleluia, featuring horn and percussion accompaniment; an exciting arrangement of I Saw Three Ships for piano duet, percussion and handbells; and Buxtehudes Magnificat, sung by the Chamber Singers, with strings and harpsichord accompaniment.
December 2, 2003


Eighty vocalists will perform holiday selections ranging from Renaissance motets to contemporary spirituals during Austin Peay's annual holiday concert featuring the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

Highlights will include Basler's “Alleluia,” featuring horn and percussion accompaniment; an exciting arrangement of “I Saw Three Ships” for piano duet, percussion and handbells; and Buxtehude's “Magnificat,” sung by the Chamber Singers, with strings and harpsichord accompaniment.

Works by Mendelssohn, Victoria, Byrd and Brahms also will be performed.

This is the debut APSU choir concert for Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, APSU director of choral activities, who joined the University faculty this fall.

Faculty guest performers include Dr. Stanley Yates, guitar; Douglas Droste, violin; Francis Massinon, horn; and Liz Wolynec, piano and harpsichord.

Poinsettias donated by APSU faculty, staff and student organizations will decorate the stage. Following the concert, they will be delivered to persons in convalescent homes and hospitals, or individuals designated by the donors.

The concert, which begins at 3 p.m. in the music/mass communication building concert theatre, is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone 7818.
—Terry Stringer