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Department of Music present choral concert October 24

ISSUED: 13 October 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Men’s Choir, and Women’s Camerata will present “Harp and Handbells” with Ceil Frazier and the Charles Town Presbyterian Church handbell choir as special guest performers, on Friday, October 24 at 8 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater.

The Women’s Camerata will perform Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” with harp accompaniment by candlelight. The handbell ringers from Charles Town Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Ceil Frazier, have been playing since 1966. The group, part of the Handbell Ringers of America, has been to several handbell ringing festivals across the country including Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Ocean City, Maryland; and Nashville, Tennessee.

The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones, is a mostly a cappella ensemble, concentrating on masterpieces of the 20th century. The ensemble is made up of between 20 and 24 students who are mostly vocal majors.

Shepherd’s Women’s Camerata is an ensemble of 30-35 singers, comprised of voice majors, music majors, and many students from other disciplines. The Men’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Robert Tudor, director of vocal studies and music department chair, is an ensemble of 12-15 voices singing jazz, doo-wop, barbershop, and classical male choir literature.

General admission to the concert is $10; $5 for faculty, staff, Shepherd alumni, senior citizens, and students 18 and under; and free to Shepherd University students with a valid Rambler ID and Friends of Music MAC cardholders. Admission and seating is on a first-come first-served basis, and advance reservations are not accepted. The box office opens one hour prior to performance. For more information call 304-876-5555, or visit www.shepherd.edu/musicweb.

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