Defiance College to host five holiday concerts in December

November 17, 2014

 

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College Music Programs will offer five concerts in nine days all in the holiday spirit, but each with a different musical flavor.

The season begins with a Holiday Choral Concert presented by the DC Chamber Singers on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in St. John United Church of Christ in coordination with the University Chorale of OSU-Lima. Familiar carols will be presented in new arrangements with chamber orchestra and more than 100 voices filling the beautiful sanctuary. Admission is free, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. the Defiance College Community Band will offer a Holiday Pops family-friendly concert at the Defiance Community Auditorium. The program is full of childhood favorites, old and new, and an appearance by the DC Sisters. Bring the kids and a camera for some great family photos with some special guests. Admission is free, and the doors open at 6:15 p.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. the Defiance College Black Swamp Orchestra will perform a Holiday Concert at St. John United Church of Christ. An orchestra of all ages, the group celebrates the holiday season with a family friendly concert full of traditional carols, scenes from the “Nutcracker” and vocal guests the DCples. Admission is free, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., the Northwesternaires barbershop chorus will join with the DC Chamber group, the DCples, and a brass ensemble to present a Holiday Blend concert at the Community Auditorium. The sounds of the season will be heard through voices, brass, harp, and many more surprises. The concert admission is $5, and doors open at 6:15 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., the Defiance College Music Programs will present the 43rd annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at St. John United Church of Christ. Accompanied by string orchestra, Defiance tradition features soloists from Defiance College and the surrounding community. Admission is free, and the doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.