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Special Guests to Join WTAMU Choirs and Orchestra for Holiday Performance

The Clovis High School Chamber Singers and Harrington String Quartet’s Vesselin Todorov will join the West Texas A&M University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra in “Star of Bethelem,” a celebration of holiday music at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WTAMU campus.

The concerts will feature the musicians in a program of holiday music, and audience members will be encouraged to join in the singing of traditional carols. Each of the featured ensembles will perform a set of their own before joining as a group for a special concert finale. Todorov, Harrington instructor of music at WTAMU, will provide viola accompaniment throughout the concert. The program of songs includes “Célébrons,” Fauré’s “Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11,” “Deck the Hall,” It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Symphonic Dances, Op. 64,” and “Romanze, Op. 85.”

The choirs and symphony orchestra will close out the program with “Star of Bethlehem” from Three Holiday Songs from Home Alone by John Williams as well as Mendelssohn’s “Elijah, Op. 70, No. 42.”

Conducting the back-to-back concerts will be Dr. Sean Pullen, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, Dr. Mark Bartley, professor of music and director of orchestral activities, and Stephanie Littlejohn, graduate student conductor.

A reception, hosted by Mu Phi Epsilon, will follow each concert.

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve free tickets for either the 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. concert, call the School of Music at 806-651-2840.

-West Texas A&M University

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