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SUNY Cortland Musical Groups Hold Several Holiday Shows this Week

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Several SUNY Cortland musical groups are performing holiday shows at venues on campus and throughout the community this week.

The College-Community Orchestra performed last night (December 3) in Old Main Brown Auditorium, an orchestra directed by Ubaldo Valli and comprised of students and local community members.

Their show, “Dreams and Nightmares: Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky,” was cosponsored by SUNY Cortland and the Dan & Rose McNeill

Tonight (December 4), the Africana Studies Department and the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir will join together for a concert at 7:15 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 1731 Route 13 in Cortland.

A shuttle bus will leave the Corey Union steps at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and return to campus at the conclusion of the concert.

SUNY Cortland’s Choral Union will perform its fall Christmas concert at 7:00 tomorrow night (December 5) at Rose Hall, 19 Church Street in Cortland.

That group’s made up of 45 singers, both community members and SUNY Cortland students, who plan to perform a number of pieces, including selections from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “White Winter Hymnal” and classic texts by Franz Biebl, Tomas Luis de Victoria and Ola Gjeilo. This concert will feature guest soloist Steven Stull and Professor David Neal will conduct.

Finally, two shows Friday night (December 6) will include the College Singers at 7 p.m. in Brockway Hall and the Student A Capella club in Old Main Brown Auditorium at 8 p.m.

The College Singers are welcoming new conductor and music director Kelley Hamilton. Although the weather might fool you, this is actually their fall concert, entitled “Thoughts and Prayers, Moving Toward the Light,” featuring a live soundtrack of musical theatre pieces that frame today’s challenging times. It will be held in Brockway Hall’s Jacobus Lounge.

Three a cappella groups will showcase what they’ve been working on this semester at their show, where a fee of $2 will be collected at the door, with all proceeds going toward The Colon Cancer Foundation.

Admission to all shows is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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