Dan Perkins, director of choral activities conducts the 100 voices of the PSU Chorale and Chamber Singers with professional orchestra in their annual holiday concert A Joyful Noise!
Respighi’s glorious Laud to the Nativity is the featured work. It tells the story of Mary’s visitation by an angel, and continues on through the visit of the wise men at the manger. The piece will feature a small chamber orchestra of two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons and fourhands piano (performed by PSU collaborative pianist Charles Blood and his daughter Elizabeth). Student soloists are Rachel Pantazis, soprano; Laura Daigle, mezzo-soprano; and Jason Faria, tenor.
Other works on the program follow a theme of light, including:
Lux aurumque by Eric Whitacre; Omnia sol by Stroope; Northern Lights by Gjeilo and Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton.
The concert will conclude with familiar Christmas carols.
Buy tickets online or call for tickets, 603-535-2787
Adult $15-$13, Senior $13-$11, Youth $11-$9