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Nicholls announces upcoming free concerts

THIBODAUX — Within the next month, Nicholls State University’s Department of Music will present several free public concerts, with something sure to please nearly every musical preference:
·    Nicholls trio recital
Sunday, Nov. 11, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St., Thibodaux

A recital at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church will feature three Nicholls musicians: pianist Dr. Carol Britt, music department head; violinist Gilson Filho, a music sophomore from Recife, Brazil; and horn player Paula Santos, a music sophomore from Salvador, Brazil. The trio will perform works by Bach, Schumann and Brahms.

·    Nicholls Camerata concert
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, 721 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux

The Nicholls Camerata, a small chamber orchestra, will feature students on violin, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord. The group was formed in 2010 under the direction of violinist James Alexander, faculty head of the string program.

·    String studio recital
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Mary M. Danos Theater, Talbot Hall, Nicholls

Students in the Nicholls string program will perform works for violin, viola and cello.

·    Candlelight Christmas concert by the Nicholls Concert Choir
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Mary M. Danos Theater, Talbot Hall, Nicholls

The Nicholls Concert Choir will present its annual Candlelight Christmas Concert with the theme “Carols of the Night.” Christmas songs and carols will be linked together by poetry and scripture to tell the traditional Christmas story. The choir’s repertoire will include well-known Christmas songs such as “Silent Night, “O Holy Night,” “Joy to the World,” “Coventry Carol,” “Lo! How a Rose e’er Blooming,” “Wexford Carol” and several Christmas compositions by international composers. Lighting will change from selection to selection to enhance the concert experience. Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus, professor of music and director of choral activities, will conduct the concert with Michelle Z. Parro, staff accompanist, performing one of Nicholls’ Steinway grand pianos.

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