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Dec. 1, 2003


    OSWEGO -- The SUNY Oswego music department will present an admission-free holiday concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Tyler Hall's Waterman Theatre.

    The Oswego College-Community Orchestra, College Choir and Chamber Singers will perform a wide variety of holiday music aimed to put attendees in the seasonal mood.

    The College-Community Orchestra, under the direction of Juan La Manna, will perform selections from Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," Johann Pachelbel's "Canon," Joseph Haydn's "Christmas Symphony" and popular standard holiday tunes.

    The Chamber Singers, directed by Julie Pretzat, will perform several carols from the 13th through 17th centuries, including the Coventry Carol, Boar's Head Carol and Gloucestershire Wassail. This 14-voice select ensemble performs at the annual Renaissance Madrigal Banquet, now in its 10th year, and at several college ceremonies in addition to regularly scheduled concerts each semester.   

    The Oswego College Choir, also directed by Pretzat, will perform "Light the Legend," a song for Chanukah, as well as an extended work for choir, harp, marimba and guitar titled "Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest" by Conrad Susa. "Carols and Lullabies" features 10 carols from Mexico, Spain and Puerto Rico. It was composed in 1993 and dedicated to the prestigious Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota. This will be its first performance in Oswego County.

    Persons with disabilities seeking accommodations to attend this event should call the music department at 312-2130 in advance.

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