Music, Theatre and Dance Department closed the semester with concerts


Margaret Scott, Asst. Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Music, Theatre and Dance department at Marywood hosted concerts throughout December for the Marywood community to enjoy.

Members from the department performed a Guitar Christmas Concert at the beginning of the month in the Marian Chapel. The Junior Wind Band also performed a Celebration Concert on Dec. 2 at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.

The Chamber Singers performed a concert that featured performances by Marywood students in the music, theatre and dance department.

Additionally, The Jazz Ambassadors played at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts earlier this month.

Ross LeSoine, a saxophone player in the Jazz Ambassadors, said he thought the performance went well.

“As musicians and performers, our goal is to replicate musical stylings within the context of the genre,” LeSoine said. “By the end of the semester, it was apparent that the band developed an overall better understanding of rock and funk-influenced music.”

Marywood’s music program provided entertainment at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6 in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center.

Other shows throughout December included the The Wind Symphony Concert, the University’s Choir Concert, the Vocal Recital and An Evening of Strings Concert.

The String Project, a children’s after-school program at Marywood that teaches young students how to play different string instruments, held a concert on the main stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts.

Assistant Professor of Violin Sophie Till said the String Project Concert featured 150 children playing in three different orchestras and ensembles.

“These children work with Marywood String Faculty and the undergraduate teaching team,” said Till. “It is wonderful to see and hear these young players in action.”

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