The University of Scranton Singers to present 47th Annual Noel Night Concert

First Posted: 11/26/2014

The University of Scranton Singers, joined by trumpeter Mark Gould and pianist Ron Stabinsky, will present the 47th annual Noel Night at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Doors open oors at 6:45 p.m. and prelude music begins at 7:05 p.m. featuring various small instrumental ensembles.

Admission is free and seating is available on a first-come/first-seated basis.

The choir will perform works by Volckmar Leisring, Mark Sirett, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ivo Antognini, Mykola Leontovich, Noel Goemanne, Robert Ray, Jester Hairston, Benjamin Britten and Vaclav Nelhybel, the late composer-in-residence at The University of Scranton.

During the course of the performance, the Nativity Martyrology and St. Luke Nativity Narrative will be read, a yearly tradition at Noel Night.

Gould and Stabinsky has performed at The University of Scranton many times. Most recently, Gould, who served as principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera for more than 30 years, taught at the 2014 Scranton Brass Seminar, co-conducted the Scranton Brass Orchestra in June, and led his chamber group – The New York Trumpet Ensemble – in a concert at Scranton this past September.

Stabinsky is particularly well known for his versatility, performing as a solo, ensemble and collaborative pianist in concerts and events spanning a wide variety of genres.

For additional information, call Cheryl Y. Boga, director of Performance Music at The University of Scranton, at 570-941-7624.

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