Put music at Manchester on your holiday to-do list

Need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle? Sit back and enjoy early December musical performances in North Manchester.

Three performances bring instrumentalists and vocalists to the stage:

  • On Wednesday, Dec. 3, the Manchester University Bands Concert will feature music from the British Isles in its annual winter show. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. Tickets are $5 at the door; free for MU students, faculty and staff. Selections include Second Suite for Military Band (Op. 28, No. 2) by Gustav Holst; Scotland’s Perthshire Majesty by Sam Hazo; Ireland’s Kirkpatrick Fanfare by Andrew Boysen; and another Scottish offering, Culloden by Julie Giroux.
  • Another Manchester tradition, the Cantabile and Chamber Singers’ Lessons and Carols worship service for the community, has moved to Manchester Church of the Brethren on the northeast side of North Manchester. Expect an invitation to sing along Friday, Dec. 5, as the service blends traditional Christmas carols and hymns with lessons of the season. The program begins at 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The church is at 1306 Beckley St., off Indiana 13.
  • The Manchester Symphony Orchestra offers its Christmas show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at Cordier. The show will feature the Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by J.S. Bach with the symphony, A Cappella Choir and the Manchester Symphony Chorus. There will also be a special presentation of Scrooge, a piece for orchestra and narrator. Jordan Hersey, a Huntington North High School senior, will tell the Charles Dickens story. Adults may purchase MSO $10 tickets at the door. Students younger than 18 and MU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

November 17, 2014

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