Gainesville, GA., November 9, 2012 –
Holiday Concert I will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 PM in GSC’s Ed Cabell Theatre and will feature the Brass Ensemble under the direction of Donald Strand and the Chorale directed by Benjamin Schoening and accompanied by Joanna Kim Doyle. The overarching theme for the program centers on “Before the Marvel of This Night.” The program will feature a combination of both “traditional” and new holiday pieces.
“The holiday season is about the spirit of giving and of giving of oneself, and there is no greater gift that can be given than the gift of music,” said Dr. Benjamin Schoening, GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. “So, in the spirit of the holidays, the GSC Chorus and members of the GSC Brass Ensemble invite the greater community to join us for an evening of song which is sure to set the mood for the season.”
Holiday Concert II is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 29 at 7 PM in GSC’s Ed Cabell Theatre. The performances will include the Percussion Ensemble directed by Chuck McKissick and the Symphonic Band under the direction of John Mashburn.
“The students have been working very hard on their second performance of the semester,” said Symphonic Band Director, John Mashburn. “This is an amazing group of performers who represent themselves and the entire GSC community with their wonderful talents and musical abilities. The music program at GSC is no longer the best kept secret in Gainesville. Come "all ye faithful" to the winter concert and hear for yourself.”
Each evening promises to be filled with festive and lively holiday music. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the GSC Music Department at 678-717-3930.