Concert Chorale presents fall concert Nov. 17

Concert Chorale will perform Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Troy.

Concert Chorale will perform Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Troy.

The Troy University Concert Chorale invites the public to attend its fall concert, “Behold, a Child is Born,” on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Troy.

This concert of Advent and Christmas music features works by Benjamin Britten (“A Ceremony of Carols”), the “Christmas Cantata” (Daniel Pinkham) and other seasonal works by Antognini, Barnum, Busto, Hassler and Hovland.

“The last concert I conducted featuring Advent and Christmas selections was in the fall of 2011, so I knew it was time to once again ‘sing’ in the season,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Director of Choirs. “I decided to feature two complete works which are well-known and loved in the choral canon, Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols’ and Daniel Pinkham’s ‘Christmas Canata.’”

Both of these works will feature the student soloists: Wyatt Anderson, Trey Bentley, Brody Cecil, Samantha Finch, Benjamin Huston, Madelyn Huston, Paxton Moeller, Jacob Parauka, Mary Kathryn Smith, Caroline Swann, Amanda Thrasher, Olivia Tompkins, Jessica Vacek, Emily Vallis and Logan Vonada.

“In addition to the Britten and Pinkham works, I have programmed a few other shorter works which complement the chamber choir’s sound and the celebratory focus of the concert theme,” Orlofsky said. “There is beauty, majesty and quiet reflection all throughout the concert narrative and I am convinced all concert attendees will leave feeling like their holiday season has officially begun.” Orlofsky said.

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

Admission to this special performance is free.