Choir and SSU Choral set to have holiday concert

Published 9:36 am Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PORTSMOUTH — The Shawnee State University Choral Department and the Community Choir will present their annual holiday concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Community Choir, under the direction of Shirley Crothers-Marley, and the SSU Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Stanley Workman, along with the SSU Youth Choir will join for several numbers. The concert is a gift to the community and part of the annual Dickens Festival.

The SSU Youth Choir is funded by the Portsmouth Area Arts Council and will join the Community Choir on the “Christmas Fanfare and Processional.”

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The Community Choir will feature some arrangements by composer John Rutter. Stephanie Scaggs, flute, and Andrew Ginn, percussion, are instrumentalists. Justin Morgan is piano accompanist.