MSO will “Greet the Season”
with three choirs on Sunday, Dec. 5
Three area choirs will join the Manchester Symphony Orchestra for its
holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Cordier Auditorium.
With the college’s A Cappella Choir, the Manchester Choral Society and
the Warsaw Singers, the 37-member orchestra directed by Suzanne Gindin
will feature spirited music that celebrates the holiday season. The
performance begins at 3 p.m.; reservations are not necessary.
In addition to carols (including the traditional MSO audience
sing-a-longs), the music will include the Overture to Der
Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber and Clarinet Concerto No.1 in
C minor by Louis Spohr with guest soloist Jennifer Woodrum of the
Rockford, Ill., Symphony. The orchestra will perform the Saint-Saens
Christmas Oratorio with the all three choirs.
“We hope there is a little something for everyone as we bring this great
music alive,” says Gindin, assistant professor of music at Manchester
College. The Overture has a brooding opening with a celebratory finish.
Christmas Oratorio features four vocal soloists, the choirs,
organ and orchestra for a full and glorious sacred tribute to the
The Manchester Symphony season includes a March 6, 2005 concert and
young people’s guide to the orchestra and three performances of The
Sound of Music with college and community actors and singers May
For more information about the MSO and the Manchester Symphony Society,
including membership opportunities, visit