PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Students in the Plymouth State University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will warm up your December evenings with ensemble performances:
The PSU Guitar Ensemble will perform a wide variety of music from classical to pop in a free concert at 7 p.m. December 4 in the Studio Theatre at the Silver Center.
Chamber Players take to the stage for a free program December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center. The evening includes performances by student chamber ensembles including the piano ensemble, flute choir and saxophone quartet.
The Contemporary Dance Ensemble will perform December 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. The concert is an evening of dance with original choreography by faculty and students. Dance styles include jazz, tap, contemporary and modern. Works depict stories, themes and ideas that are personal to each choreographer and allow the audience a glimpse of their personal lives. Themes include breast cancer awareness, loss, death, mental disorders, abuse and overwork. Student work is selected by dance division faculty. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
The PSU Choirs present A Joyful Noise December 9 at 3 p.m. in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center. PSU Professor Dan Perkins will conduct the PSU Chamber Singers and the University Chorale in music on the theme “Villages of the Earth.” The choirs will sing in Chinese, Latin, Spanish and Hebrew and will perform some works in English that focus on the global community. The centerpiece of the concert will be “Villages of the Earth,” a three-movement work by American composer Janika Vandervelde. Poetry for this work was composed by peace activist Meridel le Seur and encourages listeners to “…let us seek each other in the villages of the earth.” The culminating work on the program will be “Shed a Little Light” by James Taylor. Tickets are $15-13 for adults, $13-11 for seniors and $11-9 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
The Chamber Singers is an ensemble of 16-24 voices open to all PSU students by audition. The Chamber Singers perform music of all periods and styles in concerts both on and off campus. The ensemble has performed in England, South Africa, Vietnam, Italy, Canada, the American Southwest, and throughout New England and the East Coast during their annual tour.
University Chorale is a 70-80 voice ensemble open to all PSU students. The ensemble performs works from all periods and styles, often in collaboration with other New Hampshire choirs and orchestras.
Percussion Ensemble. December 12 at 7 p.m. , Studio Theatre, Silver Center. Students perform an eclectic blend of music including original student arrangements. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.
Information about the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is online at Plymouth.edu/department/mtd.