The University of Findlay Concert-Chorale will present “An International Christmas: A Celebration of Christmas Carols from Around the World” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium, 950 N. Main St.
Admission will be free, but tickets are required and can be reserved by calling the UF Box Office at (419) 434-5335.
The 80-member choir will be conducted by UF music professor Micheal F. Anders, Ph.D. The concert will also feature pianist Kelly Lewis, UF staff accompanist.
The concert will include traditional Christmas carol arrangements spanning seven centuries and representing 15 countries, including, among others, Botswana, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Venezuela and the United States.
Also included will be several seasonal pieces by British composers Gwyn Arch, Lin Marsh and Howard Goodhall, and a new carol by Belize-born composer Errollyn Wallace, the first black woman to have a composition performed on Britain’s famous “Proms” concert series.
Several UF students will be featured as soloists, including: Rachel Coberley, a sophomore theater major from Belle Center; Alaina Counts, a senior theater and creating writing major from Arcadia; Preston Eberlyn, a senior theater and political science major from Columbus; Rachael Flood, a junior biology and pre-veterinary major from Sycamore; Matt Greer, a computer science major from Findlay; Matthew Haas, a junior mathematics major from Maumee; Tabitha Kittle, a sophomore major from Bryan; Caitlyn Murphy, a sophomore nursing major from Garden City, Michigan; and Chelsea Reecer, a senior pre-veterinary major from Waterville.
Some of the pieces will include “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “He is Born,” “Fum, Fum, Fum,” “The Linden Tree,” “The Coventry Carol,” and The Wexford Carol.”