Music for the Christmas season

Take a break from your pre-Holiday frenzy and join the Jamestown College Department of Music in celebrating the sounds of the season.

Dr. William Wojnar, Professor of Music, will present an Advent and Christmas Vespers service on the Black-Schlossman Memorial Organ in Voorhees Chapel at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event is free and open to the public.

The service will include organ selections from the 18th century to the present as well as congregational hymns. The Black-Schlossman Memorial Organ was given to Jamestown College by the late Anna Jane Schlossman and her family in memory of George Black and William Schlossman, who served on the Jamestown College Board of Trustees. It was installed in Voorhees Chapel in 1999 and is one of the five largest pipe organs in North Dakota.

The Jamestown College Jazz Band and Chamber Ensembles will present a Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

The first half of the concert will feature small chamber ensembles in prism format, performing from different locations around DeNault Auditorium. Two brass ensembles, a flute trio, a clarinet sextet, a saxophone sextet and a percussion ensemble are slated to perform. Some ensembles will also perform in the Reiland Fine Arts Center Lobby prior to the start of the concert. The Jazz Band will share Christmas selections for the second half of the concert. Works to be performed are “Yo Tannenbaum,” “Cantique de Noel” and “Winter Wonderland.” The Jazz Band performs under the direction of Benjamin Schneider, Director of Bands and Orchestra at Jamestown College.

Jamestown College student Kelsey Heitmann of Harvey will present her senior piano recital at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 in the Reiland Fine Arts Center’s DeNault Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.

Heitmann will perform works by Chopin, Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Haydn. She will be joined by Lexy Weber, Britton, S.D., for two four-hand duets by Brahms. Heitmann is completing a degree in music education at Jamestown College. She is a piano student of Dr. William Wojnar.

Tickets are available for the Jamestown College Christmas Concert, “My Song in the Night,” featuring the Concert Choir, Chapel Choir and Handbell Choir. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 and 11, and 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 12. All performances are at the Basilica of St. James, 622 1st Ave. S., Jamestown.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be reserved by calling the Box Office at (701) 252-3467 ext. 2435 or sending e-mail to tickets@jc.edu.

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