University Presents 47th Annual Noel Night Concert

11/25/14

The University of Scranton Singers, joined by trumpeter Mark Gould and pianist Ron Stabinsky, will present the 47th annual Noel Night on Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

The performance begins at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Prelude music will begin at 7:05 p.m. featuring various small instrumental ensembles. Admission to the evening is free and open to the public, as The University of Scranton’s Christmas gift to the community. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.

The choir will perform works by Volckmar Leisring, Mark Sirett, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ivo Antognini, Mykola Leontovich, Noel Goemanne, Robert Ray, Jester Hairston, Benjamin Britten and Vaclav Nelhybel, the late composer-in-residence at The University of Scranton. During the course of the performance, the Nativity Martyrology and St. Luke Nativity Narrative will be read, a yearly tradition at Noel Night.

Gould and Stabinsky have performed at The University of Scranton many times in the past. Most recently, Gould, who served as principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera for more than thirty years, taught at the 2014 Scranton Brass Seminar, co-conducted the Scranton Brass Orchestra in June, and led his chamber group – The New York Trumpet Ensemble – in a concert at Scranton this past September. Stabinsky, who is one of the most sought after freelance pianists in the Northeast, is particularly well known for his versatility, performing as a solo, ensemble, and collaborative pianist in concerts and events spanning a wide variety of genres.

For additional information regarding this event, visit at www.scranton.edu/music, or contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of Performance Music at the University, at 570- 941-7624.

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