ANNUAL VESPERS PROGRAM AT LAKE ERIE COLLEGE OPEN TO COMMUNITY
- CELEBRATING HOLIDAY SPIRIT THROUGH DIVERSE MUSIC
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – The Lake Erie College Music Department will host the annual Vespers program on Sunday, December 11. The event will take place at the Morley Music Building on the campus of Lake Erie College at 4:30 p.m. Vespers is a free family event that is open to the public. Doors open at 4 p.m. and no reservations are needed.
Vespers, one of the oldest traditions at Lake Erie College, will include organ, choral, flute choir, instrumental soloist and chamber ensemble works in the spirit of the holiday season.
The Lake Erie College Community Chorus, under the direction of Paul Gothard, will perform seasonal concert works by J. S. Bach, Richard Bennett, Harold Darke, Gustav Holst, John Rutter, and Vaughan Williams.
The LEC Flute Choir, directed by Judith Elias, will perform Leroy Anderson’s well-known Sleigh Ride, as well as a number of familiar and classic English and French carols.
Soloists include: flautist, Judith Elias, with LEC accompanist, Roberta Whitely, performing traditional carols arranged for flute and piano; student pianist, Deborah Hoffman, in a performance of J. S. Bach’s Prelude no.10 in E minor; organist, Dr. Mark Bell, performing the Prelude and Fugue in D Major, by Buxtehude; violist, Carol Linsenmeier, in two works by Vaughn Williams, and joined by soprano, Sheri Pachinger and Paul Gothard in a work by Brahms; and reader, Professor George Farrell.
For more information on Vespers, please call 440/375-7030.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies and international learning opportunities for students. Visit the College on the web at www.lec.edu.