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Coastal Carolina University to present holiday concert

November 17, 2006

Coastal Carolina University's Symphonic Band and choral program will perform a mix of seasonal tunes and carols Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium.

The Symphonic Band, directed by CCU director of bands James L. Tully, will perform "Ukrainian Bell Carol," "Dashing Through the Snow," and "A Christmas Celebration," which is a medley of Christmas songs.

Both the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir are under the direction of Terri Sinclair. The Chamber Choir will perform "Alleluia," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and a medley of Hanukah pieces in Hebrew titled "Chanukah Suite." The Concert Choir will perform "Carol of the Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and a medley of traditional and English carols.

"Christmas Carmina," a multi movement piece by local musician Dr. Andy Fowler, and Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" will be performed by the Concert Choir and Symphonic Band. Fowler is a local church choir director in Conway, and his works have been performed by the Carolina Master Chorale where he serves as accompanist.

Richard Johnson, the new chair of Coastal's Department of Music, will be the guest conductor.

General admission is $8. Admission for alumni, senior citizens and Lifelong Learning members is $6; children 18 and under are free. Tickets for the performance must be picked up from Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 349-2502.