For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Announces Concerts, Recitals

Lakewood, N.J., Oct. 31, 2008—Georgian Court University is pleased to announce the Fall 2008 music schedule, which will kick off this month at the university’s picturesque and historic Lakewood campus. The fall lineup is part of Georgian Court’s ongoing Centennial celebration and includes a variety of instrumental and vocal music genres.

Kathleen Settles of the GCU Department of Music says that the diversity of musical styles and performers is by design. “The purpose is to give our students exposure to a wide variety of instruments and kinds of music,” she says.

She adds that in total, there will be nearly 100 musicians who will perform in the fall concert series.

The season kicks off with the Fall Jazz Band Concert on Sunday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. in the Gavan Student Lounge. The Faculty & Student Recital will be held on Sunday, November 23, at 7:00 p.m. (location to be announced).

In December, GCU presents the Chorale Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel. The Concert Band’s Christmas Concert will be held on Monday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Casino. The String Orchestra will present their December Concert on Wednesday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marron Chapel, and the Court Singers & Flute Ensemble will perform their Christmas Concert on Monday, December 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Marron Chapel.

All concerts are $10 per person, $5 per senior citizen or non-GCU student, and FREE to GCU community with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Recitals and the Jazz Band Concert are FREE for all. Reservations are not required except for groups larger than 10. For information about additional recitals featuring senior students as soloists, please call the Department of Music at 732.987.2624.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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