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Manchester celebrates the season with December musical performances

MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University Music Department presents several performances in early December.

University Bands Concert

The University Bands Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest Senior Living Community, 2201 East St.

This concert features the Manchester University Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble.

The Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble are under the direction of Scott Humphries, director of instrumental studies and music education. The Percussion Ensemble is under the direction of Bruce Schneider, an adjunct percussion instructor.

This concert will feature works by composers Mark Camphouse and Humphries.

Tickets are $5 general admission; free for MU students, faculty and staff. 

Lessons and Carols

The Lessons and Carols worship service will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 Beckley St.

This service blends lessons of the season with traditional Christmas carols and hymns, featuring Manchester University Chamber Singers and Cantabile. Chamber Singers is under the direction of Debra Lynn, MU director of choral organizations and vocal studies. Robert Lynn, an adjunct faculty member, directs cantabile.

Holiday Pops!
The Manchester Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops! concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in Cordier Auditorium.

In addition to holiday favorites, the Manchester University A Cappella Choir will join the symphony for Vivaldi’s Gloria and a piece by Gabriel Fauré.

Humphries directs the symphony and Debra Lynn directs the choir.

Tickets are $15 general admission; free for MU students, faculty and staff, as well as all students age 18 and younger.

Founded in 1939, the symphony is an enduring Wabash County collaboration that brings together professional and community musicians, along with selected Manchester faculty, staff and student musicians.

More for the media
More on Drs. Scott Humphries and Debra Lynn 
More on the Manchester Symphony Orchestra
More on Mark Camphouse 
More on Gabriel Fauré 

About Manchester
With campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., Manchester University offers more than 70 areas of academic study to 1,400 students in undergraduate programs,a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Science in pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

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Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

November 2019