Station Gallery to host sounds of the season

PHOTO PROVIDED The Lock Haven University Jazz Choir will perform holiday favorites next Wednesday at The Station Gallery.

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Arts Council presents a Lock Haven University choral performance next Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in The Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St.

This concert is the second performance at the gallery by the LHU Jazz Choir under the direction of Dr. Julie Parks.

The music will include a selection of holiday favorites with a jazz twist, and the performance will be about an hour long.

The musical selections may include: It Had to be You, Everybody’s Boppin’, How High the Moon, Carol of the Bells, All I Want for Christmas, I Will be Home for Christmas, Let it Snow, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), White Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Frosty, The Snowman.

Parks performs and conducts regularly in New York City, in addition to her teaching duties at LHU. Special guests Stephen Adams on piano, Chris Wheeland on bass and Tom James on drums will accompany the university students.

“The inclusion of the performing arts inside The Station Gallery is something we’ve been planning for awhile,” said Steve Getz, CCAC board member and concert director. “Holding this event in the gallery is an exceptional way to merge the two art forms and create a diverse platform of cultural enrichment to the community. Our mission is to promote all of the arts, and opening the gallery to the LHU chorus for the second time in 2017 is the perfect way to do so.”

CCAC Board President Carol Ann Cillo commented, “Those attending will truly be in for a holiday treat… Your holiday will start off with a spark of creative musical energy surrounded by a gallery full of members’ artwork on exhibit.”

Light refreshments and snacks will be served. Audience members will have some time to mingle with the talented students prior to the start of the concert.

The concert is free to the general public, but reservations are encouraged so the arts council may provide enough seating for all who wish to attend. Email Getz at stevelgetz@comcast.net for reservations.

Audience members is asked to arrive early enough to avoid any disruption during the musical performance which will start promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, and reservations should be made as soon as possible.

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