Minot State to spread holiday cheer through musical events

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University will spread holiday cheer through several musical events at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall leading up to the winter holidays. University events include the “Messiah” on Dec. 2, the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Magic” on Dec. 8, and the Western Plains Children’s Choir concert, “Christmas in all the World Tonight,” on Dec. 9.

The Heritage Singers, Voices of Note, and the choirs of Minot State University will join forces for their annual performance of  “Messiah” on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. The “Messiah” has been performed continuously since 1929 and has been a fixture during the Minot holiday season for over 100 years. The production is free and open to the public.

“Holiday Magic” is the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s third production of the 2018-2019 year and will be performed in collaboration with the MSU concert choir and Minot Chamber Choral on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Efrain Amaya, Minot Symphony Orchestra maestro and assistant professor of music at Minot State, will direct the concert, where pieces such as “Winter Bonfire Suite” by Prokofiev and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be performed. Prices and tickets can be found online at minotsymphony.com.

On the following afternoon the Western Plains Children’s Choir will perform their holiday concert. “Christmas in all the World Tonight” begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 and will feature songs from France, Greece, Spain, Germany, England, Africa, Norway, Israel, Puerto Rico, America, and Russia. The concert is free and open to the public. The Western Plains Children’s Chorus began in January, 1991, and is sustained by Minot State University.

In addition to Minot State’s holiday events, additional musical performances will take place at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall in November and December.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Six Appeal, a professional, contemporary six-part male a cappella group from Minneapolis, will showcase their free holiday performance to the community beginning at 7 p.m. More information about the event and the group can be found on Facebook. The Magical Medora Christmas Show will be at Minot State on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Wednesday, Dec. 5. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Tickets and more information about the traveling “Medora style” variety show can be found at medora.com. Pianist Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra will perform “Lord of Lords” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.  Line, from Minnesota, is celebrating her 29th anniversary of performance. Tickets and more information can be found at lorieline.com.

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Published: 11/29/18   

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