Fresno State Choral Department presents holiday concert Dec. 4

Chamber Choir

The Fresno State Choral Department will present “Personent Hodie,” a holiday concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the on-campus Concert Hall.

Dr. Cari Earnhart, director of choral activities, will conduct the performances of the Fresno State Chamber Singers and the Fresno State Concert Choir. 

The program will feature seasonal classics including “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” and “Personent Hodie,” a Christmas carol originally published in a Finnish song book in 1582, as well as an interesting juxtaposition of two arrangements of  “O Magnum Mysterium,” a responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas. The first by 16th century Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria, performed by the Fresno State Chamber Singers and the second by 20th century composer Morten Lauridsen performed by the Fresno State Concert Choir. 

“A perfect prelude to the holiday season, ‘Personent Hodie is a very relaxed and audience-friendly concert,” Earnhart said.

The concert will also feature performances by Vivace and the Youth Chorale of the Bach Children’s Choir, a performance-oriented organization that provides musical opportunities for enrichment to students from an early age.

Tickets are $15 general, $12 for employees and seniors and $6 for students. Details.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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