QU Music Department to Host Yuletide Concert
The Quincy University Music Program will perform Yuletide a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m. at the Connie Niemann Center for Music located at QU’s North Campus (17th and Seminary Rd). Over 70 student musicians will be involved in this event. The concert is free and open to the public.
Under the baton of Amy K. Stollberg, director of choirs and accompanied by pianist, Laura Kammerer, the three choirs will perform the first half of the program. The treble Concert Choir will sing Kim André Arnesen’s Cradle Hymn and Craig Courtney’s While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night. The auditioned 20-voice Chamber Choir will sing Morten Lauridsen’s O Nata Lux and Joseph Graham’s lively Here Comes the Light.
After a brief intermission, the symphonic band, under the direction of Bill Machold, director of bands, will perform several holiday tunes. QU’s newest vocal ensemble, Velocity, will join the band to present Christmas on Broadway, a medley of holiday show tunes arranged by John Higgins. The audience will join the band and choir for final selection, A Christmas Festival, a sing-along arranged by Leroy Anderson and Russell Robinson.
While audience members arrive, the woodwind studio of Christine Damm, D.M.A., director of jazz band ensemble, will perform holiday favorites in the lobby area of the Connie Niemann Center.
There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing as a fundraiser for the Music Program’s study abroad trip to Austria in May 2021.
For more information, please call Amy Stollberg at 217- 228-5090.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.