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Loyola University College of Music presents Annual Christmas at Loyola concert on December 3rd

Loyola press release - November 26, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music presents Christmas at Loyola featuring Loyola Choirs under the direction of Meg Hulley, the Loyola Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dean Angeles, and the Loyola Brass Ensemble under the direction of Joseph Hebert. The concert is set for Sunday, December 3rd at 3 p.m. in Holy Name of Jesus Church located on St. Charles Avenue on the university campus. The Loyola Alumni Association will sponsor a reception immediately following the concert.

The annual concert is a mixture of classical Christmas music and treatments of more popular Christmas songs. The Loyola University Chorale, the Loyola Chamber Orchestra, and organist Carmen Leerstang will perform selections from Vivaldi's Gloria. The Loyola Chorale will perform Michael Praetorius' "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming," John Rutter's arrangements of "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Away in a Manger" as well as Moses Hogan's "Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King," which will be conducted by Hogan. The Loyola Women's Chorale will perform Jim Leininger's "Deo Gratias." The Loyola Brass ensemble will perform Leroy Anderson's A Christmas Festival arranged by Joseph Hebert. The Loyola Chamber Orchestra will perform Anderson's Suite of Carol for String Orchestra. The combined choirs and chamber orchestra will present Hoggard's "Personent Hodie." The program will be rounded out by a number of traditional Christmas carols and hymns, and will close with an audience sing-a-long.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call Loyola box office at (504) 865-3492. For additional information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074, or via e-mail at wick@loyno.edu.

This year's event will again have a secondary function as a food drive. Although admission is free, audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items as a donation to the Second Harvesters food bank.