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MSU choral and band groups perform in Dec. 3 concert

November 25, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – Montana State University’ University Chorus, the University Band and the MSU Brass Choir will perform in a winter concert set at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Reynolds Recital Hall on the MSU campus.

The concert will feature the MSU University Chorus singing “In the Bleak Mid-Winter,” the “Gloria “from Mozart's Coronation Mass, “Jul, Jul” by Nordqvist and Mack Wilberg's arrangement of “Fum Fum, Fum!”

The University Band and the MSU Brass Choir will perform a number of holiday selections including: excerpts from the “Nutcracker,” the band classic "Chorale and Shaker Dance," "Oh Christmas Tree," and "What Child is This." The concert will close with "A Christmas Festival" featuring a combined performance with all of the musicians and audience.

The University Band is a campus-wide ensemble open to students of all majors as well as members of the campus community. The group rehearses three times a week to prepare for performances, which feature the most popular music in the concert band repertoire. The ensemble accepts new members at the beginning of each semester.

The Brass Choir is directed by MSU brass professor, Natalie Fuller. Fuller began her appointment in August, coming from the Eastman School of Music where she studied brass performance.

A reception and decorations will be provided by the national honor fraternity of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 for students, and are available at the door.

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across from the MSU Duck Pond. Parking on the MSU campus is free after 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Carol Schmidt at (406) 994-1966 or cschmidt@montana.edu