Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Saint Mary’s Concert Band to present ‘Welcome Christmas’

Student conductors will include Katy Kosiek and Marilyn Yennie.
WINONA, Minn. — Celebrate the music of the Christmas season with the Saint Mary’s University Concert Band and Wind Ensemble 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at SMU’s Page Theatre.

The concert celebrates the rich musical traditions of the season, featuring Gene Milford's “Festival Español,” Johan de Meij’s “Polish Christmas Music,” and H. Robert Reynolds beautiful transcription of “O Magnum Mysterium.” More favorite music of the season will be performed, featuring student conductors Marilyn Yennie (on “The Child and the Kings”) and Katy Kosiek (on “Yuletide Tapestry”).

After the performance all guests and performers are invited to stay for the traditional lobby party Christmas cookie reception, with holiday music provided by band members during the reception.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and are available by calling the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.pagetheatre.org.

This concert is free to SMU faculty and staff, as well as students (with IDs) arriving 20 minutes before the performance.

For more information, contact Director Janet Heukeshoven at jheukesh@smumn.edu or (507) 457-1675.