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Vivacious music of Four Celtic Voices will echo Irish Christmas tradition during Messiah College holiday Cultural Series

November 28th, 2011

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GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 28, 2011) — The ancient blessings and vibrant music of the Four Celtic Voices will bring an Irish Christmas to Messiah College for the Cultural Series Christmas Concert. The concert will take place on Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Miller Auditorium in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased by contacting the Messiah College ticket office at 717-691-6036 or by visiting tickets@messiah.edu.

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Messiah College Guitar Ensemble and guest performers from Mechanicsburg Middle School Guitar Ensemble present their annual December concert

November 23rd, 2011

 GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 23, 2011)—Guitar ensembles from Messiah College and Mechanicsburg Middle School will present their fifth annual collaborative performance on Dec. 10.  The concert will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel on the college’s Grantham campus. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310.

The Christmas-themed concert will include performances on electric, acoustic, classical, 12-string and MIDI synthesizer guitars. The highlight of the event will feature a combined “jam session” in which soloists from both ensembles will demonstrate their ability to improvise. The Messiah College Guitar Ensemble will perform under the direction of Randall Zwally, director of guitar studies and senior lecturer in music. The Mechanicsburg Middle School Guitar Ensemble will be directed by Elizabeth Preston. Continue reading…

Messiah College music department to present December concerts

November 21st, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 21, 2011)—The Messiah College department of music will present multiple concerts throughout December featuring a variety of musical ensembles and styles. For more information, contact the music department at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310.

Concert highlights
Dec. 4, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Messiah College Christmas Concert, featuring the Concert Choir, Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Handbells and Brass Quintet will perform twice. The first concert will be held at 4 p.m. in St. Lawrence Chapel located at 110 State Street, Harrisburg. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. The second performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel. Tickets for the performance at Messiah College are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and $3 for students and children. Tickets can be ordered by calling the ticket office at 717-691-6036.

Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
Messiah College Jazz Fusion will present a concert in Poorman Recital Hall, located in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m.
A concert featuring the Messiah College Guitar Ensembles and the Mechanicsburg Middle School Guitar Ensemble will take place in Hostetter Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dec. 11, 3 p.m.
The Messiah College United Voices of Praise will present a concert in Hostetter Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
Messiah College Musica Nova will present a concert in Poorman Recital Hall, located in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

About Messiah College’s music department
The department of music at Messiah College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The department offers majors in music and music education with concentrations in church music, performance, composition, commercial music and arts management. Through a variety of junior and senior recitals and choral and instrumental ensembles, students gain performing experience both on- and off-campus.

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.

Auditions open for Choral Arts Society at Messiah College

November 21st, 2011

 GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 21, 2011) — Public auditions for the upcoming season of the Messiah College Choral Arts Society, a college-community choral ensemble, will be held on Dec. 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All auditions will take place in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center, room C-47, on the college’s Grantham campus.  High school students, college students and adults with previous choral experience are encouraged to audition. Singers should come prepared with a piece; an accompanist will be provided. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact the Messiah College department of music at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310.

Entering its 66th season, the Choral Arts Society rehearses on Tuesday nights from Jan. 10 until the concert on April 22.  Repertoire for the season includes Arthur Honegger’s dramatic “King David.” Continue reading…

Oakes Museum at Messiah College to host open house

November 11th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 11, 2011) — The Oakes Museum of Natural History at Messiah College will host an open house on Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be docents stationed throughout the museum to talk about the displays and answer questions. Crafts and hands-on science activities will be available for children with parental supervision. Admission is free. For more information, contact Helen Cicero at 717-691-6082 or by email at hcicero@messiah.edu.   Continue reading…

Aughinbaugh Art Gallery exhibit at Messiah College to feature the work of Daniel Finch and David Kasparek

November 11th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (Nov. 11, 2011) —The Aughinbaugh Art Gallery at Messiah College will display the artwork of Daniel Finch and David Kasparek in the exhibit “Transition/Transmission” from Dec. 2 to Jan. 15. All are invited to attend an informal reception where the artists will discuss their work on Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Aughinbaugh Art Gallery, located in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center. The museum is free and open to the public during normal gallery hours; the gallery will be closed Dec. 16 to Jan. 3 for Winter Recess.

The “Transition/Transmission” exhibit presents the spirited artwork of two established Messiah College department of visual arts professors, Finch and Kasparek. The exhibit will feature a combination of large-scale oil paintings, mixed-media constructions, printmaking and a massive sculptural form. Much of the imagery represents the artists’ influential boyhood experiences and interests with artistic themes such as memory, pop culture, generational identity, American punk, BMX/skate culture, the formation of masculine identity, film and more. Continue reading…

   

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