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More than 100 APSU students featured in Holiday Choral Concert

Performances by 100 student-musicians at Austin Peay State University will highlight the annual Holiday Choral Concert, sponsored by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of music.

The concert, free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall.

The annual event will feature the APSU Choir and Chamber Singers and the APSU Orchestra. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair and professor of music, also will perform.
Performances by 100 student-musicians at Austin Peay State University will highlight the annual Holiday Choral Concert, sponsored by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the department of music.

The concert, free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 in the Music/Mass Communication Concert Hall.

The annual event will feature the APSU Choir and Chamber Singers and the APSU Orchestra. Dr. Gail Robinson-Oturu, chair and professor of music, also will perform.

The Holiday Choral Concert will be conducted by Dr. Karen Kenaston-French, director of choral activities, and Dr. Alvaro Gomez, director of the APSU Orchestra.

The APSU Choir and Robinson, soprano, will perform “The Lord Is My Shepherd” from Adolphus Hailstork's cantata, “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes.”

Both the APSU Orchestra and Choir will perform Franz Joseph Haydn's “Te Deum.” Other musical selections will include Christmas music by Sweelinck, Poulenc, Whitacre, Ramirez, Young, Nelhybel and Young.

“The program includes a wonderful variety of festive music for the holidays, performed by 100 of the best student-musicians at APSU,” Kenaston-French said.

The Concert Hall, featured by The Robb Report as one of the top 10 “premiere concert halls” in the nation, will be decorated with poinsettias donated by the APSU community.

For more information about the Holiday Choral Concert, contact Kenaston-French by telephone at (931) 221-7002 or by e-mail at kenastonk@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer