Holiday concerts feature choral groups, band and orchestra

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present four Christmas and holiday concerts featuring performances from the University’s choral groups along with the Newport Community Symphonic Band and the Newport County Orchestra.

Admission to all concerts is $8 for general and $5 for students and senior citizens. Salve Regina students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid University ID.

The Newport County Orchestra, directed by Vincent Mattera, will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Casino Theatre. The program will feature pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Baptist Vanhal along with traditional holiday music, including an arrangement by the orchestra’s own Ivan Kirschner. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Newport Community Symphonic Band, directed by Peter Davis, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Casino Theatre. The program will feature pieces by Robert Sheldon, Elliot Del Borgo, Leroy Anderson and other composers. The concert will also include performances by the Salve Regina jazz ensemble. Tickets will be available at the door.

The University’s choral concert, directed by Dr. Donald St. Jean, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 in Ochre Court. The program will feature the University Chorus, Madrigals, a cappella groups and student soloists. Selections will include Leo Delibe’s “Messe Breve,” traditional carols and other seasonal favorites. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (401) 341-2295.

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