NewsLocalUSM Orchestra to perform in holiday program

USM Orchestra to perform in holiday program

-

- Advertisment -

The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, various USM choirs, the Hattiesburg Civic Chorus and Hattiesburg area high school students will be collaborating in a musical performance to celebrate the holiday season. With more than 500 musicians performing in the program, “The Holiday Choral Spectacular” is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 at Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.

The annual showcase has been a community favorite being hosted for over a decade. This year’s concert will platform British composer John Rutter’s “Gloria,” a salute to the season. The performance will also feature holiday choices, including  “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Joy to the World” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The multi-piece presentation was directed by Gregory Fuller, Lauren Fowler-Calisto, Webb Parker and Southern Miss director of orchestral activities Jay Dean.

“This is an event people look forward to all year,” Fuller said. “This concert provides an opportunity for our community to come together, celebrate and relax while enjoying an evening of beautiful music during a very busy time of the year.”

The USM Symphony Orchestra will present the Southern Chorale, Concert Choir, Southern Miss Men, Women’s Choir, Spirit of Southern, the Southern Belle Tones, the Hattiesburg Choral Union and students from Sumrall High School, Forrest County Agricultural High School and Pearl River Central High School.

The next performance by the USM School of Music will be in February at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium.  The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company will perform a production entitled “Carmen.”

“Our 96th season proves to be one of our best yet—full of premieres and celebrities,” Dean said.

Advance tickets are available at the Southern Miss Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available at the door. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets early as this event sells out frequently.

Afnan Beauti
Nan is a chemistry major, Luckyday Scholar, and Honors College student at USM. She enjoys writing, exercising, and speaking life to her peers and family.
- Advertisement -

Latest news

Lady Eagles drop winning streak to late rush from Blue Raiders

(Photo/Charles Arnold) The Lady Eagles' three-game win streak ended Saturday afternoon after collapsing in the fourth quarter against Middle Tennessee,...

Message from the President

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett sent this message to all students and faculty Jan. 21, 2022: Dear...

Stevenson leads Golden Eagles to 50-point win in historic night

(Photos/Tyron Dawson) (Graphic/Charlie Luttrell) Wednesday night marked many historic feats for Southern Miss basketball as Tyler Stevenson fired on all...

Southern Miss students enter new school year among threat of omicron variant

With the rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19, it’s become clear that Southern Miss’ faculty and students will...

Fumes dumpster dives into local scene

Photo Courtesy of Flip Poole Hattiesburg’s Fumes is more than just enraged vapor – they’re cohesive and consistent with genuine,...

Gunna’s ‘DS4EVER’ provides a well-needed trend to start 2022

Gunna’s awaited project, ‘DS4EVER’ released and slightly underperformed from expectations but still delivered some memorable moments that has everyone...

Must read

Lady Eagles drop winning streak to late rush from Blue Raiders

(Photo/Charles Arnold) The Lady Eagles' three-game win streak ended Saturday...

Message from the President

University of Southern Mississippi President Dr. Rodney Bennett sent...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you