Monmouth University’s Department of Music & Theatre will present its annual salute to the holiday season with this year’s production of Holiday Joy, a performance of seasonal favorites featuring student, faculty, and special solo talents. The concert will held in Wilson Hall amid the lights and greens of the season on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Among the performers will be the Monmouth University Chamber Singers and Concert Chorus, under the direction of Professor David Tripold, performing the classic “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “A Hanukah Remembrance”. The Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Michael Gillette, assisted by Professor Bryan Jenner, will perform “Christmas Festival” and Ralph Vaugn Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite”. Returning from last year’s debut is the “Harmonic Joules,” the university Glee Club, under the direction of senior Jasmine Walker, performing “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire)”.
New this year are the Opera Workshop, under the direction of Professors Mark Wilson and Kathleen Myrick, with student performers doing duets from The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and the Monmouth University Jazz Hawks, conducted by senior Jonah Santorello, performing songs by Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. The concert will finish with the astounding Exultation Ringers of the Colts Neck Reformed Church and then the combined Concert Chorus and Ringers performing the traditional “Hallelujah” from The Messiah by Handel.
Tickets are available at $15 for standard admission; $5 for students. Call the box office at 732-263-6889 or go to www.monmouth.edu/arts for more information.