Updated: Peru State Choirs to present “Magic of Christmas” with open house to follow

Updated: Peru State Choirs to present “Magic of Christmas” with open house to follow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2019
Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing Communications, 402-872-2429

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State Choirs will present “The Magic of Christmas” on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

Afterwards, enjoy a community open house at the home of Dr. Dan and Elaine Hanson from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Women’s Choir, Concert Chorale and Prestige groups will perform. The choirs will be conducted by Dr. Matt Hill, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Jake Bartlett, associate professor of music, with Liz Stinman, staff accompanist, on piano.

Hill said, “Peru State’s annual “Magic of Christmas” is a community-wide event that serves as a culminating experience for our students, and a season kickoff for the campus community and beyond.”

“Choral students’ investment into learning music for our annual concert is high, as we know that our audience is excited to share in a festive experience with us. At this time of year, we all yearn for the familiar and the comfortable, and Peru State’s “Magic of Christmas” has become an integral component to the holiday season in Southeast Nebraska. Please join us for a wonderful evening of choral music.”

The Women’s Choir is a treble concert choir made up of passionate women who love to explore treble music’s close harmonies and vibrant resonance. The Concert Chorale is a mixed-gender choir that specializes in 20th and 21st Century choral repertoire from the United States and around the world. Prestige is a contemporary vocal ensemble specializing in a variety of musical styles, including vocal jazz, pop, musical theatre, and a cappella.

If you’d like to learn more about Peru State’s choirs, contact Dr. Matt Hill at mhill@peru.edu

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Quentin Victor contributed to this release.