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Monday, December 6, 2010

WSU Chamber Choir (Ogden: Dec 9)

Chamber Choir Tradition

Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: WSU Chamber Choir
When: Thursday, 9 December 2010, 7:30 pm
Where: Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E 5550 S, in Ogden
Tickets: No tickets are required for this free performance

Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts presents the annual WSU Chamber Choir Christmas Concert Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E 5550 S, in Ogden. This is a free concert. Children over the age of eight are invited to attend.

Directed by Dr. Mark Henderson, the program will feature traditional carols and original christmas works, sung by the choir and members singing in small groups and as soloists. In “A Little Christmas Music” the choir performs a quodlibet* arrangement made up of traditional Christmas texts set to the melodies of Mozart from “A Little Night Music” and other works.

The concert has been an annual event since the origination of the Chamber Choir in 1990. The church itself was designed with performance of music in mind. It provides one of the most satifying settings, acoustically and visually, anywhere in Utah.

For more information contact Mark Henderson at 801-626-6448 or mhenderson@weber.edu.

* Quodlibet (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia): A quodlibet is a piece of music combining several different melodies, usually popular tunes, in counterpoint and often a light-hearted, humorous manner. The term is Latin, meaning “whatever” or literally, “what pleases.” There are three main types of quodlibet:
A catalogue quodlibet consists of a free setting of catalogue poetry (usually humorous lists of loosely related items).
In a successive quodlibet, one voice has short musical quotations and textual quotations while the other voices provide homophonic accompaniment.
In a simultaneous quodlibet, two or more pre-existing melodies are combined.[1] The simultaneous quodlibet may be considered a historical antecedent to the modern-day musical mashup.5 References

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