August 23, 2019

UMFK to present Christmas concert

FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent will present its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Fox Auditorium. Featured this year will be Harrison Roper of Houlton, a horn soloist.

The concert will center around three large-scale works of the first Viennese school — Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert — in addition to seasonal works in a variety of styles performed by the UMFK and community performance ensembles, said Dr. Robert Chabora, UMFK associate professor of music.

The UMFK Instrumental Ensemble will perform two compositions by the late-Renaissance Italian master Giovanni Gabrieli.

The UMFK Cabaret Trio of Pamela Chabora, Holly Buck Lebel and Kathleen Tucker, will present the season selections “The Joy of Christmas,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “White Christmas” and “The Adoration of the Magi.”

Directed by Chabora, the UMFK Chamber Singers will close the concert with three works of contrasting style beginning with “Ave Maria” by the 16th-century Spanish genius Tomas Luis Victoria; “Missa Brevis” in D Minor, K. 65, by the then 13-year-old Amadeus Mozart; and “Christmas Day,” by the English composer Gustav Holst.

A reception will follow in the Cyr Hall student lounge. Refreshments will be served and the UMFK Jazz Combo will provide light entertainment. The concert and reception are free and open to the public.

The concert will be repeated at St. Louis Church at Fort Kent the following week.

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