WTAMU and Special Guests to Present Two Holiday Concerts Dec. 3

Nov. 27, 2017

CONTACT:    Dr. Mark Bartley, 806-651-2830, mbartley@wtamu.edu

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

WTAMU and Special Guests to Present Two Holiday Concerts Dec. 3


CANYON, Texas—Guest performers will join the West Texas A&M University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the holiday season with back-to-back presentations of “Sing a Song for the Glorious Season” at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the WTAMU campus.

The two presentations will feature more than 250 musicians in a program of carols and holiday music. Special guests for the Christmas concerts include the Canyon High School Chamber Choir, directed by Brandon Farren, and Dongin Youn, music director of the Philharmonie of Seoul, South Korea. The concerts also will feature Michael Johnson, organist, Yevgeny Zvonnikov, violinist, and Guglielmo Manfredi on the horn. Dr. Sean Pullen is director of the WTAMU choirs, and Dr. Mark Bartley is director of the symphony orchestra. Each of the featured ensembles will perform a set of their own and then join as a group for the concert finale.

“Our Christmas tradition reaches new heights,” Bartley said. “We are delighted that Brandon Farren and the Canyon High School Chamber Choir are joining us this year, and we welcome Dongin Youn as guest conductor of the orchestra. We look forward to the premiere of “Roasted Chestnuts,” a piece he has written for this occasion. Harrington String Quartet violinist Yevgeny Zvonnikov will delight with his stunning rendition of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto finale and look for special appearances by fellow WTAMU music faculty Michael Johnson on organ and Guglielmo Manfredi on horn.”

A reception in the atrium will follow each concert.

The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve free tickets for either the 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. concert, visit the School of Music office or call 806-651-2840.


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Robin Dupuy
on 12.3.2017

It would be really nice if WT would record the Choir Concerts live so the parents that live far away could watch their children sing. Thanks!