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SSU Choirs feature Vivaldi in Annual
Two Christmas Concerts are scheduled with the SSU Community
Choir, the SSU Children’s Choir and the Shawnee State
University Chorus and Chorale.
State University Chorus and Chorale, under the direction of
Stan Workman, Ph.D., ushers in the holiday season with a
performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Baroque choral
masterpieces, “Magnificat” and “Gloria,” accompanied by
string ensemble, oboe and trumpet. They will be joined by
the Shawnee Community Choir under the direction of Shirley
second half of the concert, the Chorus and Chorale will
focus on works of the 20th century American composers,
Stephen Paulus' “Three Nativity Carols” accompanied by harp
and oboe and the beloved carols of Alfred Burt.
will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Shawnee
State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The
concert is free and open to the public.
Community Choir and the SSU Children’s Choir also will be
performing at its annual “Christmas at St. Mary’s” as part
of the Dickens Festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 at St.
Mary’s Church at Fifth and Market streets. The concert is
free and open to the public, but donations will be
will feature soprano soloists Maria Minter and Marjorie
Hawkins. Stephanie Scaggs will be flute soloist. A trio of
Bethany Heidenreich, soprano, Erika Furey, cellist, and
Kiera Ross, pianist is also featured. Part of the program
will consist of selections from Vivaldi's "Gloria." Justin
Wiget is the accompanist.