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Silver Lake College to Host "Christmas At Silver Lake" Concerts December 1, 7:30 PM and December 2, 5:00 PM

Posted on November 26 2012

The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Department of Fine Arts is proud to present the 5th annual "Christmas at Silver Lake" concerts on Saturday December 1st at 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 2nd at 5:00 pm in the Silver Lake College Chapel, located at 2406 South Alverno Road in Manitowoc. The Alumni Association will be providing holiday refreshments for all guests in the College Café one hour prior to the start of each performance. The events are free and open to the public. A good will offering will be accepted. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early for refreshments and best seating.

Saturday December 1st will feature traditional and contemporary music by the College's choral ensembles, including the debut performance of the Silver Lake Children’s Choir, scripture readings by members of Campus Ministries, and traditional carols for the audience to sing along. Sunday December 2nd will feature performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble.

The Concert Choir will present Vivaldi’s Gloria with orchestra and student soloists. The Silver Lake Children’s Choir will perform under the direction of Carol Storck. The Silver Lake Chorale will present music from the Renaissance through contemporary stylistic periods.

The Jazz Ensemble will present a combination of holiday selections and jazz classics, titled including Jingle Bells, Moten Swing, When Sunny Gets Blue, and Winter Wonderland. Student Tammy Reigel will also be a featuring vocalist.

The Wind Ensemble will present varied holiday repertoire, including Christmas Declaration, A Winter’s Night, a Mannheim Steamroller arrangement of Fum Fum Fum, a medley from The Polar Express, and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

The Handbell Ensemble will present traditional Christmas hymns and carols, titles including Gloria, Still Still Still, Frosty the Snowman, Low How A Rose E’er Blooming, For Unto Us a Child is Born, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

The combined Handbell Ensemble and Wind Ensemble will close with an arrangement of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.