THIBODAUX — The public is invited to attend a free Candlelight Christmas Concert hosted by the Nicholls State University Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Mary Danos Theater in Talbot Hall.
The annual concert, themed “A Carol for to Sing,” is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season, with Christmas songs and carols linked together by poetry and scripture to tell the traditional story. Lighting will change from selection to selection to enhance the experience for concertgoers.
The repertoire will include Christmas favorites, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” “What Child is This?” and the “March of the Kings.” Soloist for “Silent Night” is Jessica Frickey, mezzo soprano, a senior vocal music education major from Des Allemands.
The compositions will also include “And the Glory of the Lord” from Handel’s Messiah, “A Babe is Born” by Welsh composer William Mathias, “The Angel Gabriel” by American composer Emma Lou Diemer, “What Sweeter Music” by British composer John Rutter and Craig Courtney’s “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” and “Peace I Give to You.” Two folk song arrangements from Newfoundland and Scotland will also be performed.
The Concert Choir will be accompanied by Michelle Z. Parro on a Nicholls Steinway concert grand piano. Dr. Kenneth S. Klaus will conduct.
For more information contact the Department of Music at 985-448-4600.