UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble to present ‘Festival of Christmas’

Manitowoc, Wis.—The majestic Capitol Civic Centre will resound with joyous music of the holiday season when the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble presents “Festival of Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is conducted by Associate Prof. of Music, Marc Sackman. Tom Zalaski, WFRV Channel 5 news anchorman, is back this year to narrate. Joining the Wind Ensemble will be vocalists David Bourgeois and Barbara Whitcomb, as well as the delightful Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of Manitowoc’s Monroe Elementary music teacher David Bourgeois.

Sackman’s plans for the program include traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join with LWE musicians as they prepare you for the season of giving with, “Carol of the Drum” (The Little Drummer Boy), “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Minor Alterations-Christmas Through the Looking Glass” and more.

The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The LWE’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. Bourgeois has 14 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year, the choir will be performing Merry Christmas to You,” “Hot Chocolate!,” “We’re Makin’ Cookies” and “Still, Still Still.”

The audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Sackman, Zalaski and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir 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 Capital Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby 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 or visit them on the web at cccshows.org.

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Reminder: Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert, Oct. 15

UW-Green Bay Music presents a Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center. The concert is directed by Kevin Collins and features students from all over campus. Tickets may be purchased in person at University Ticketing and Information Center: 920-465-2400, by calling Ticket Star: 920-494-3401 and online.

Reminder: Chamber Ensembles performance on Wednesday (May 8)

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Chamber Ensembles will be performing at the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. From complex African rhythms, to lofty brass fanfares and the avant-garde sounds of post-1945 works, UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles offer something for every musical taste. Hand Drumming and New Music Ensembles, led by Assistant Prof. Bill Sallak (Music), will be joined by the Clarinet Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Eric Hansen (Music), and the Brass Ensemble, led by Associate Prof. Adam Gaines (Music), for this intimate concert of small musical groups. This event is free. Learn more.

Warren Gerds highlights busy time in theatre, including several productions at UW-Green Bay

Warren Gerds, critic at large for WeAreGreenBay, highlighted the surge in theatrical fare in Northeast Wisconsin, which includes productions connected to UW-Green Bay, including “Julius Caesar,” the UW-Green Bay Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band, ‘An Evening with David Sedaris,” UW-Green Bay Jazz Ensembles and news regarding TEDxUW-Green Bay. Read more.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band performance, Friday (April 26)

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 26

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and Romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 26

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and Romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 5

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be performing at the Weidner Center on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from all over campus and performs a high quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and purchase tickets.

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