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Contact:
Leslie Weddell
(719) 389-6038
Leslie.Weddell@ColoradoCollege.edu

FROM AFRICA TO BALI TO KING’S COLLEGE, ENGLAND,
COLORADO COLLEGE OFFERS VARIETY OF FREE CONCERTS

December filled with range of options for concert-goers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nov. 19, 2009 – Colorado College is hosting an array of musical events in December, ranging from Balinese music to an a cappella group to an evening of Latin American music. It also offers the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols, a Christian candlelight service of scripture readings, congregational carols and musical presentations. This service, held in observance of Advent, is now in its 48th year at Shove Memorial Chapel and is modeled after the traditional service at King’s College, Cambridge, England.

Please note that all the concerts are free and open to the public. December musical events at Colorado College include:

Friday, December 4, 2009
Concert: The Colorado College Choir — The Colorado College Choir, under the direction of Deborah Jenkins Teske, will perform Daniel Pinkham’s "Christmas Cantata" for choir, brass and organ and Haydn’s "Mass in Time of War" accompanied by an orchestra. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

Saturday, December 5, 2009
Concert: Tunjung Sari, Balinese Music and Dance — Under the direction of ensemble director I. Made Lasmawan, Colorado College students will perform on Balinese instruments. Dance students will accompany the musicians. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
3 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Service: Festival of Lessons and Carols: "And Every Stone Shall Cry Out" — This Christian candlelight service of scripture readings, congregational carols and musical presentations to observe Advent has been held for 48 years in Shove Memorial Chapel. Modeled after the traditional service at King’s College, Cambridge, England, the celebration reflects the non-denominational nature of the CC chaplains’ office. Musical selections, including "And Every Stone Shall Cry Out" arranged by Bob Chilcott, will be presented by the CC Chamber Chorus and Collegium Musicum instrumental ensemble. College Organist Frank Shelton will play the pipe organ in a sanctuary filled with poinsettias and candles. Sponsored by the chaplains’ office and the Christian communities at Colorado College.
6 p.m., Colorado College, Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., free

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Concert: African Music Ensemble — Students participating in the African Music Ensemble, directed by Zivanai Masango, will perform.
7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Concert: Colorado College Chamber Orchestra — The Colorado College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Daniel Brink, will perform.
7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Concert: Music-at-Midday — Colorado College music students perform in a lunchtime concert. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
12:15 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Concert: Colorado College Concert Band — The Colorado College Concert Band, directed by Jeremy Van Hoy, will perform. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Friday, December 11, 2009
Concert: Tiger Jazz Ensemble — The Colorado College Tiger Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Ricky Sweum, will perform in concert. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
7:30 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Concert: The Back Row Winter Concert — The Back Row is Colorado College’s all-male a cappella group.  The group has won numerous national awards for its music and is known for their high energy performances. The winter show is the culmination of this semester's work. It is a show for all ages and will feature a cappella covers of everything from Simon and Garfunkel to Sublime.
8 p.m., Colorado College, Armstrong Theatre, inside Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Concert: The Colorado College Chamber Chorus and Collegium Musicum — The Colorado College Chamber Chorus, directed by Deborah Teske, will be joined by the instrumentalists from the Collegium Musicum, directed by Nancy Ekberg. Sponsored by the Colorado College music department.
3 p.m., Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., free

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Concert: "Simplemente Latino" — Colorado College presents an evening of Latin American music featuring student, staff, alumni, local and master musicians. With guests Michelle Lobato, a nationally known artist with recordings of Southern Colorado/Northern New Mexico music in the Smithsonian Folkways Archives, and Miguel Ojeda, who will perform with his world-famous ensemble, Mariachi Tenampa from Albuquerque, N.M. Sponsored by the Colorado College Student Government Association, the CC music department and the office of minority and international students.
5 p.m., Colorado College, Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall), free

For information, directions or disability accommodation at the events, members of the public may call (719) 389-6607.

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