Music All AroundGAMBIER, Ohio (November 26, 2007) The Kenyon campus will be filled with live music during the holiday season, as campus ensembles offer an array of concerts.
The offerings include two big events: the winter concert of the Chamber Singers and the Community Choir, scheduled for Saturday, December 1; and a children's concert by the Knox County Symphony on Sunday, December 2.
But there's also an opportunity to hear an extraordinary range of styles and sounds produced by the College's smaller ensembles. The performance lineup includes the following concerts, all free and open to the public:
- Tuesday, November 27. The Kenyon College Percussion Ensemble will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall, offering styles ranging from body percussion to Japanese Taiko drum music.
- Saturday, December 1. The Kenyon College Chamber Singers and Gambier Community Choir will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall. The program includes works by Bach, Brahms, Britten, Mendelssohn, and Puccini, along with contemporary pieces, folk songs, and a spiritual.
- Sunday, December 2. The Knox County Symphony will give a children's concert at 3:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall. With nature as a theme, the symphony will offer selections from Rossini's Overture to William Tell, Beethoven's "Pastoral" symphony, and the music from the film The Chronicles of Narnia.
- Sunday, December 2. The Kenyon College Harp Ensemble will perform at 7:00 p.m. in Brandi Recital Hall of Storer Hall. The ensemble will perform classical pieces, Christmas works, and pieces from the Celtic, Japanese, Jewish, and Spanish traditions.
- Saturday, December 8. The Kenyon College Musical Theater/Opera Workshop will perform at 8:00 p.m. in Rosse Hall. A revue titled "Seasons of Love" will include songs and arias in a range of styles, as well as a choreographed number from the musical Rent.
- Sunday, December 9. The Kenyon College Flute Choir will perform at 2:00 p.m. in Brandi Recital Hall of Storer Hall. The ensemble will play selections from Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rossini, Scarlatti, and Strauss.