‘Season’ concert raises funds for theater

Published 7:18 pm Monday, December 6, 2010

The Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts will present the most complex “Sounds of the Season” concert ever done at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Theater in Montgomery.

Dr. Maryjo Cochran, College dean, said the concert will be a gala event, “spectacular!”

“Sounds of the Season” will feature 300 faculty and student performers in this celebration. The performers include the Troy University Symphony Band, Collegiate Singer, frequency, Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Musical Theater Ensemble and Troy Repertory Dance Ensemble. The concert will feature Meg and Michael Jackson, soloists. Quinton Cockrell with read excerpts from Truman Capote’s ‘A Christmas Memory.

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With Charles Schulz’ Charlie Brown having turned 60 in October, the concert will pay tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas and there will also be a reading of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.”

“There will be a special tribute to the military that will be a collaboration of music, dance and multi-media,” Cochran said. “It’s possible that the concert will be streamed to our military. The concert will close with ‘Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.’ So the ‘Sounds of the Season’ will be a major production, an amazing extravaganza by the entire Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts.”

Prints of the Davis Theater by artist Larry Strickland will be available for sale and are priced at $123 in accordance with the anniversary of Troy University’s 123rd year. The painting was commissioned to honor the evening along with the history of Montgomery. Strickland, a Troy University graduate, is the artist who sculpted the Trojan Statue on campus.

The “Sounds of the Season” concert is a fundraiser for the Davis Theater. Tickets are $25 for floor seating (limited) and $15 for balcony seating. To reserve, call the Davis Theater at 334-241-9567.