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APSU choral department hosting 2nd annual Holiday Dinner on Dec. 3

11/8/2011

            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The tables, adorned with floral centerpieces, will be set with the University’s china and polished silverware. In the kitchen, caterers will quietly prepare salmon, chicken and steak dishes while men and women, dressed in formal attire, listen to more than 100 singers – accompanied by winds, brass and percussion – perform holiday classics.

            “It’s APSU at its finest,” Dr. Korre Foster, assistant professor of music, said.

            He was referring to the second annual Holiday Dinner, hosted by the APSU Department of Music’s Choral Program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

            “We started it last year and it was very successful,” Foster said. “We had 249 attendees.”

            In years past, APSU hosted a popular madrigal feast with singers dressed in period costumes and performing skits. Foster decided last year to resurrect the idea of a holiday event, opting this time for a formal dinner featuring performances from auditioned soloists and small groups in addition to all the University’s choirs.

            “In order to delight in the holidays, there will be music for Christmas, music for Chanukah and an African Christmas piece,” he said.

            Tickets for the dinner are $50, but only 300 spots are available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Foster at 221-7002 or fosterk@apsu.edu.