University Presents 48th Annual Noel Night Concert as Gift to Community

November 25, 2015

The University of Scranton Singers, joined by trumpeter Mark Gould, pianist Ron Stabinsky and organist Linda Houck, will present the 48th annual Noel Night on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 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 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 60-voice mixed choir will perform works by J. S. Bach, John Tavener, Franz Biebl, Stephen Paulus, Randol Alan Bass and others. During the course of the performance, the Nativity Martyrology and St. Luke Nativity Narrative will be read, a yearly tradition at Noel Night.

Gould, Stabinsky and Houck have performed at the University on many occasions. Most recently, Gould, who served as principal trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera for more than thirty years, taught at the 2015 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 in spring of 2015. 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. Houck has been a respected music educator, organist, accompanist, and composer/arranger in the region for more than 40 years.

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

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