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Troy University Concert Chorale Christmas concert is Sunday at FUMC

The Troy University Concert Chorale will present its fall concert, “Behold, a Child is Born,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Troy.  Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited.

The concert will feature two complete works that are well-known and loved in the choral canon, Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of the Carols” and Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Canasta.” Both works will feature student soloists.

In addition to the Britten and Pinkham works, Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Troy University director of choirs, has programmed a few other shorter works which complement the chamber choir’s sound and the celebratory focus of the concert theme.

“There is beauty, majesty and quiet reflection all throughout the concert narrative,” Orlofsky said.

The Troy University Concert Chorale is fresh off a successful performance at the Alabama American Choral Directors Association Collegiate Choral Festival.

Orlofsky said the concert chorale is looking forward to presenting its work locally at First United Methodist Church.

“I am very proud of the work that this group has done this fall on these complex and compelling music selections,” Orlofsky said. “They sing with an emotional maturity and musical understanding that is quite remarkable.

“The Christmas narrative is a compelling and joyous one–I hope everyone takes the musical journey with us on Sunday. I am convinced all who attend the concert will leave feeling like their holiday season has officially begun.”

Dr. John Jinright serves as the collaborative pianist/organist for this event and will join Dr. Orlofsky and undergraduate conductor Benjamin Huston.