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Holiday concerts scheduled
The University Singers, under the direction of Stephen M. Sano, will perform holiday music with orchestral accompaniment at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Memorial Church. The program will feature Gerald Finzi's In terra pax with soprano Gina Silverman and baritone Kenneth Goodson, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Tickets are $8, $4 for students, and can be purchased at Stanford Ticket Office, (650) 725-2787, or at the door.
The Stanford Memorial Church Choir and the Stanford Chamber Chorale will present a Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Church. Following the model of King's College in Cambridge, this traditional service intersperses readings from scripture with seasonal carols and songs. The event is free and open to the public.
The annual Christmas organ concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Memorial Church. Robert Bates, Stanford University organist, and Frederick Hohman will perform on the church's three organs. The program will include works by Bach, French noëls and selections from the Nutcracker Suite. The event is free and open to the public.
Led by Sano, the annual Handel Messiah Sing-Along/Play-Along will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Memorial Church. Singers and instrumentalists are invited to play. Orchestral parts will be provided, but singers should bring a score or plan to purchase one at the door. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Stanford Ticket Office or at the door.
By Diane Manuel