Sounds of the Season set for Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, 04 December 2007

TROY – Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music will present “Sounds of the Season: Illuminations” Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater.

This year’s performance is free and open to the public but requires an admission ticket, available through the Trojan Center Box Office. The box office is located on the first floor of the Trojan Center, directly beneath the Barnes & Noble bookstore and adjacent to the fitness center. Seating for the event is limited. For more information, contact the box office at 334-670-3293.

“Illuminations” will feature performances from the Trumpet Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Symphony Band, Gospel Choir, Theatre Ensemble, Collegiate Singers, Concert Chorale, Show Choir, the Brass Quintet, the Jazz Combo, as well as a number of soloists.

“It’s a traditional holiday celebration but it’s quite a variety of holiday favorites,” said Dr. Larry Blocher, director of the John M. Long School of Music. “This is a College of Communications and Fine Arts holiday production with everything from theatre to a solo dancer.”

Blocher said “Sounds of the Season” is offered this year as a gift to the community.

“It’s a great way to start the holiday season,” he said.

The concert also forms the opening concert for the Southeastern United States Middle School Clinic and Honor Band that will bring about 450 middle school band members from across the region to the Troy Campus.

“The ‘Sounds of the Season’ production is a nice way to expose younger students to the arts,” Blocher said.

Immediately following the concert, the campus Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place outside Crosby Theater.