November 28, 2016 / VU Christmas Gala Concert is Dec. 7
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Department of Music and Theatre will present “A Christmas Gala” on Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. (EST), at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
The concert will include a wide variety of choral and instrumental literature ranging from traditional carols to jazz/rock tunes and pop selections, standard holiday favorites, and a sing-along.
Several VU student performing groups will be showcased, including the Concert Band and the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Susie Jackson; the Concert Choir, under the direction of Matt Latta; the VU Connection, under the direction of Lisa Miller; the Jazz Ensemble and the Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Wade Baker; the Blues Ensemble and the String Ensemble, under the direction of Dave Parman; and the Woodwind Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Bowling.
Also performing will be a trio featuring VU music faculty members Juliet Gilchrist, soprano; Lisa Miller, mezzo-soprano; and DeEtta Welte, piano. Pre-show music will be performed by the Woodwind Ensemble and post-show caroling will be performed by the Concert Choir.