Davidson College: Holiday Gala & Christmas Vespers
Date: December 1, 2013
Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Davidson College is proud to present its first annual Holiday Gala Celebration featuring Davidson choirs, symphony orchestra, jazz band and Dance Department with Dance Davidson and Davidson Community Players on December 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM in Duke Family Performance Hall. Choral works include: Spirit of the Season (Silvestri), Hallelujah Chorus (Handel), Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agréable (arr. Eric Delson), Oba Ti De (Ames), and Serenity (Ola Gjeilo).
On Sunday, December 8, Davidson College Chorale will present a service of Lessons and Carols in Davidson College Presbyterian Church at 7:30 PM.
We invite all who in the area to join us for these events.
Davidson College is a nationally recognized, highly selective independent liberal arts college located just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the town of Davidson. Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians, today it enrolls approximately 1,750 men and women. With an active Honor Code, a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, and athletic teams competing at the level of NCAA Division I, this historic 450-acre campus is an ideal choice for students who seek a vigorous undergraduate education in a residential environment.
The Music Department at Davidson College offers a wide variety of opportunities for performance and study for all students including a symphony orchestra, four choirs, jazz band, and various chamber music ensembles. The recently renovated Sloan Music Center is home to superb practice facilities, an electronic music and recording studio, a music library, classrooms, instrumental and choral rehearsal halls, and the Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.
Choral Activities at Davidson College include four distinct choral ensembles. Davidson College Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Davidson. A highly select, auditioned choir comprised of students from various academic disciplines, they perform the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Chorale tours annually and represents Davidson College on the campus, regionally and nationally. Collegium Musicum is an early music, student-organized ensemble selected from the leadership in Chorale that performs two concerts yearly, including a madrigal dinner every Spring. The Davidson College Choral Arts Society provides the opportunity for collaboration between Davidson students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the surrounding community to sing a cappella choral literature and the finest choral/orchestral repertoire with instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony and professional soloists from Davidson and the surrounding community. Davidson Singers is a mixed ensemble for beginning and intermediate choristers. Concert engagements include their bi-annual performance with the Choral Arts Society, and appearances in other campus concerts and functions.