University Will Present The Waverly Consort’s Christmas Program
SELINSGROVE—The Waverly Consort, one of America’s premier musical ensembles, will perform its unique version of The Christmas Story on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Weber Chapel Auditorium.
Drawing on a repertoire of several centuries, the Waverly Consort has long been an audience favorite in its home city of New York, with annual tours selling out major concert halls coast to coast. The group’s eight singers and five musicians specialize in the recreation of medieval and Renaissance music, using reproductions of period instruments. The holiday program reproduces the original spirit and pageantry of traditional medieval church dramas, including distinctive musical processions and expressive gestures.
Valerie Martin, dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Communications and a member of Susquehanna’s Arts and Events Committee, said audiences can look forward to the beauty and distinctiveness of the music, and the pageantry of the medieval and Renaissance period. “Our hope is that the community will be transported to another period of history,” said Martin.
The performance, part of Susquehanna’s annual Artist Series, is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling 570-372-ARTS.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones