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Ring in the Season with the GCU Community Chorale

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 29, 2012—The Georgian Court University Community Chorale will host its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Casino Auditorium on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Expect to be delighted by an array of selections of all your favorite holiday carols!

The GCU Chorale is comprised of singers from the university as well as people from the surrounding townships. For the concert, they will present music from “How Great Our Joy by Craig Courtney as well as songs like “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” from Heiligmesse by Haydn, “Let Everything That Hath Breath” by Jeffery L. Ames, “Ave Maria” by Bach, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Mendelssohn, and much, much more.

Karen Mulhall, director of the GCU Chorale, is delighted to present an outstanding Christmas concert this year. "It has great range, from the ethereal beauty of the “Ave Maria” to a rousing, hand-clapping Gospel piece ‘Let Everything That Hath Breath,’” says Ms. Mulhall. “A string quartet will accompany several pieces, including the Slovakian lullaby ‘Dobru Noc.’ A clarinet will be added to accompany the Hebrew song ‘Erev Shel Shoshanim,’ sung in celebration of Hanukkah, which begins at sundown the evening of the concert.”

Tickets are $10 per person, $5 per senior citizen or non-GCU student, and free to GCU community members with ID. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact 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 announced in May 2012 its transition to become a fully coeducational university in 2013. Today, the university serves more than 2,500 students of all faiths and backgrounds in both 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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge and at the New Jersey Coastal Communiversity in Wall.

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