The West Shore Chorale will present its winter concert, “Twinkle Twinkle,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will feature pieces about stars and holiday songs about the Christmas Star. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, persons may contact the director, Jane Wells, at 715-504-3347.
The West Shore Chorale will present its spring concert, Ev’ry Voice in Concert Ring, on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will be a multicultural celebration of songs from many different countries and will feature ethnic percussion instruments. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, contact the director at 715-504-3303.
The Spring MUSE Concert (Music of the University Soloists and Ensembles) will be taking place at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in the Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ensemble, the University Chorus and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble will use this concert to begin the official end of year festivities. Selections for MUSE concerts challenge performers and engage audience members. Tickets are $10 for adults and free to all students from any UW-Green Bay campus (with student ID). The box office will open at 6 p.m.
The West Shore Chorale of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, invites the public to experience an “American Mosaic” at its first concert of the year on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre. The concert will exclusively feature music composed and arranged by American artists. Some of the artists that will be featured include Irving Berlin, William Billings and Morton Lauridson. Admission is free.
“Holiday Pops,” a holiday favorite, will be coming to the Weidner Center on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. You’ll hear hundreds of singers from The Dudley Birder Chorale and Birder Studio of Performing Arts. The Holiday Pops Orchestra players will wow you with their virtuosity, and for the first time this year, you’ll see NEWDO (Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization) ballet dancers! Learn more and get tickets.
“Festival of Christmas” will be presented by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre. The fantastic holiday program will include traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Tickets for “Festival of Christmas” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, 913 S. Eighth St., and are $16 for adult seating and $9 for students and all balcony seating. Read the full article.
Two performances coming to UW-Green Bay, “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and “(There’s No Place Like) Swing for the Holidays” on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m., have been selected as the top holiday concerts in the area. Read the full story.
Manitowoc, Wis. — The traditional start to so many Lakeshore families’ holiday celebrations, “Festival of Christmas” will be presented by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (LWE) on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Civic Centre (CCC). Conducted by Prof. Marc Sackman (Music) and special guest conductor Michael J. Arendt, the wind ensemble will be joined by vocalists Kim Hofmann, Barbara Whitcomb and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of David Bourgeois. WFRV newscaster Tom Zalaski, returns to help the wind ensemble to celebrate its 35th season and narrate the concert.
Sackman has planned a fantastic holiday including traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join LWE as it prepares you for the season of giving with “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Minor Alterations 2,” “Carols from the Dark Side” and much more.
Members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble are delighted to have founder Michael J. Arendt join them for this Christmas celebration. “I’m thrilled to be back to conduct a few pieces this season,” says Arendt.
He will be on the podium for two selections for the “Festival of Christmas” concert. His first piece, “Fantasia for Christmas,” is a contemporary work by Elliot del Borgo which is based on “The Ukrainian Bell Carol,” also known as “Carol of the Bells.” Arendt’s second selection, “Christmas Declaration” by Robert W. Smith is based on traditional carols. “It indeed makes our 35th anniversary special for me as well,” Arendt said.
The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. David Bourgeois has 22 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year the choir will be performing: “Christmas is Coming,” “Merry Christmas to You,” “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Silver Bells Downtown.”
The annual audience sing-along will conclude the concert, as the audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble for a medley of traditional carols. Sing-a-long selections include “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum to meet the conductor, narrator, musicians and choir members.
Tickets for “Festival of Christmas” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office and are $16 for adult seating, and $9 for students and all balcony seating. The quoted ticket prices do not include the CCC Ticket Fee or sales tax. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184.
“The Priests,” consisting of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland, will be performing at the Weidner Center on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. They will perform sacred music, classical arias, Christmas favorites and traditional Irish songs. Learn more.
The Triple Jazz Festival will be performed at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the University Theater. Performances will include the South High School Jazz Ensemble I, led by Mr. Wade Heinen, the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Jazz Ensemble led by Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman (Music) and special guest group Jeff Schieble’s Generations Big Band. The community is invited to enjoy live jazz music performed by some of the best in the area. Tickets are $10 for adults and free to all students with a college ID. For more information, contact Associate Prof. Christy Talbott (Music) at firstname.lastname@example.org.