Dana Holiday Concert concludes week of seasonal programs

Carols & Cocoa and the Dana Holiday Concert are the culmination of a week of holiday music performances by Youngstown State University students.

Carols & Cocoa starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, and will feature seasonal music and a holiday sing along. Dana School of Music students bring cookies to share and complimentary cocoa will be available.

The Dana Holiday Concert, directed by Hae-Jong Lee, will follow in the concert hall with music performed by the Dana Symphonic Choir, Dana Symphony Orchestra, YSU Jazz Ensemble, Dana Chorale, University Chorus, YSU Barbershop Chorus, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble and Trombone Ensemble. The seasonal repertoire features “Many Moods of Christmas, Suite III” by Robert Shaw and Bennett; “Te Deum” by John Rutter; “Sing” by Pentatonic and other holiday selections.

Faculty soloists will be Misook Yun, soprano, Maria Fenty Denison, mezzo-soprano, and Joseph Kromholz, violin. The Lakeview High School Chamber Choir and the Stambaugh Chorus will be guest performers.

Rookery Radio, YSU’s student internet radio station, will rebroadcast the concert at 10 a.m. Dec. 10 at www.rookeryradio.com.

Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for non-YSU students and senior citizens and free for children ages 11 and younger and for anyone with a valid YSU ID. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh box office, online at www.stambaughauditorium.com and by calling 330-259-0555.

Three other performances featuring seasonal music also are planned in the coming week at YSU.

A cappella groups the Pella Penguins and One Achord, the YSU Barbershop Chorus, will give a recital at 7 p.m. Friday at Bliss Recital Hall. The same venue will host the Keyboard Holiday Extravaganza at 7 p.m. Monday with holiday music performed in a festive setting by Dana students.

The final Music at Noon program of 2017 at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday will feature musical theaters students presenting “YSU at the USO,” a program that mixes seasonal favorites with music from the Greatest Generation.

Admission for those three programs is free. For more information, call 330-941-2307.