11/22/08: Delaware Valley College Presents: Holiday Concert

Nov 17, 2008

The Delaware Valley College Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Strings and Chorale will present their annual Holiday Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 in the college's Student Center Auditorium. The concert in open to the public and admission is free. The concert will feature an eclectic mix of instrumental classics, popular love songs and well-known holiday favorites.

Included on the program will be Malcolm Arnold's Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo, performed by the Delaware Valley College Concert Band and Jeff Jarvis' Vortex, performed by the DelVal Jazz Band.

The DelVal Chorale will perform Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar's rhythmic Salmo 150 and Gabriel Faure's Les Roses d'Ispahan. In addition, the Chorale will present the premier performance of Gerald Custer's arrangement of the Christmas spiritual, Mary Had A Baby. The concert will conclude with a performance of Leroy Anderson's popular Sleigh Ride.

According to Dr. Jack Schmidt, associate professor of music and chair of the Departments of English and Liberal, the Delaware Valley College Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Strings and Chorale have been an important part of campus life for nearly 75 years. The ensembles are comprised of DelVal students as well as community members from Central Bucks County. The ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Marie Tavianini, Ms. Susan Ward and Schmidt.

For more information about the concert, please call 215-489-2233. Delaware Valley College is located on Route 202, one mile south of Doylestown.