Press Release

Music Department Presents Annual Christmas Concert

Thursday, November 8, 2012
by Rebecca Penner

The Hannibal-LaGrange University Music Department is gearing up for their annual Christmas Concert. This festive concert will showcase the University Choir and Band and will be held on December 6 at 7 pm in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center.

The band, directed by Dave Corkern, will perform first, playing a selection of classical music as well as a few Christmas medleys. “This has been a busy semester for the HLGU Band,” says Corkern. “Band members have been responsible for music in the HLGU Presidential inauguration, the Booster Banquet, and this concert.  They are doing a great job preparing for these events, and I’m excited for them to perform this inspiring Christmas music.”

HLGU Chamber Choir

The choir will then take the stage, performing selections from Handel’s Messiah. “I am compelled to keep the classic masterworks in music alive as long as possible.  In order to do this, Handel’s Messiah has been included in the choral curriculum about every 5 years,” says Choir Director Jane Griffen. “I feel good knowing that HLGU’s Department of Music is providing an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills that can be used throughout their lifetime.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. John Booth, music department chair, at 573-629-3161 or via email at jbooth@hlg.edu.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations