Wednesday, December 11th, promises to be a day filled with music. The Rutgers-Camden Madrigal Ensemble will perform holiday carols at 11:45 a.m. in the Stedman Gallery. The Jazz Ensemble will perform immediately following, at 12:15 p.m. in the Black Box Studio.
The Madrigal Ensemble will present traditional, medieval, and renaissance holiday-themed choral pieces under the direction of world-renowned soprano and Distinguished Professor of Music, Dr. Julianne Baird. Dr. Baird will join several members of the Madrigal Ensemble for solo performances in addition to full-ensemble pieces that are sure to warm up the crowd and get them in the holiday spirit. The Madrigals will sing the entire program that they would have performed at the “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert this past Sunday, which was cancelled due to the snow storm.
The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Eric Polack, will then take to the floor of the Black Box Studio to present a feel-good set of holiday favorites as well as jazz standards. Selections include “Frosty the Snowman,” “Greensleeves,” a medley of other Christmas tunes, as well as some recognizable jazz favorites. Professor Polack’s ensemble will put a jazzy spin on those holiday tunes, and soothe the spirits of the audience to kick off the holidays in a great way.
Admission is Free.
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