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GSC performers offer 2 turtle doves of festive music

POSTED: November 22, 2012 12:30 a.m.

Two nights of festive music will get you in the holiday mood next week at Gainesville State College’s Ed Cabell Theatre.

Both are free and open to the public.

The first holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. It will feature the brass ensemble under the direction of Donald Strand, and the chorale directed by Benjamin Schoening and accompanied by Joanna Kim Doyle.

The theme for the program centers on “Before the Marvel of This Night.” It will feature a combination of both traditional and new holiday pieces.

“The holiday season is about the spirit of giving and of giving of oneself, and there is no greater gift that can be given than the gift of music,” said Schoening, assistant professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities. “So, in the spirit of the holidays, the GSC Chorus and members of the GSC Brass Ensemble invite the greater community to join us for an evening of song which is sure to set the mood for the season.”

The second concert is scheduled for at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. The performances will include the percussion ensemble directed by Chuck McKissick, and the symphonic band under the direction of John Mashburn.

“The students have been working very hard on their second performance of the semester,” symphonic band director John Mashburn said. “This is an amazing group of performers who represent themselves and the entire GSC community with their wonderful talents and musical abilities.”

For more information, contact the GSC Music Department at 678-717-3930.


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