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Glorious Sounds to be Heard from the ‘Ville

The 10th annual “tour de force” holiday musical celebration

The 10th annual “Glorious Sounds of the Season” will be heard far and wide from Millersville University on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center. This scholarship fundraiser is a “tour de force” holiday musical celebration that features more than 200 student and faculty performers from every corner of MU’s Music Department.

Performances will be held in the Clair Performance Hall on Saturday, December 3 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 p.m.

“Money raised from the Glorious Sounds of the Season concerts provides much needed scholarships to our music students,” Dr. Micheál Houlahan, chair of the music department stated.

A specially commissioned original work by Dr. Kenneth Lampi, an award-winning American composer and faculty member of Australian National University, will be spectacularly performed with an innovative surround sound presentation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of this event.

“We’re proud of this annual concert — celebrating the beginning of its second decade this year — because of the number of students we’ve been able to assist with the scholarship funding through the years. It is also a wonderful opportunity to bring the entire music department together to make music, to bring the campus community together to celebrate the holidays and to create a special experience for everyone in assembling such a creative, innovative and unique presentation,” enthusiastically stated Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, instructor and coordinator of the concert. “After the concert, I particularly like seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces and feeling such a strong sense of communal holiday spirit — is particularly glorious for all involved!”

Dr. Diane Umble, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences said, “Not only is the concert an excellent display of the talents of our students and faculty, but the scholarship dollars raised help us to recruit and retain great students.”

Tickets cost $20 at the door, $16 in advanced and $5 for MU students with ID (Saturday afternoon show only). Tickets may be purchased online at, at the Student Memorial Center Ticket Office (Room 103, 21 S. George St., Millersville), by calling the ticket office at 717-871-7600 or at the Ware Center Box Office (42 N. Prince St., Lancaster).

The Student Memorial Center ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Ware Center box office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Winter Center Box Office will be opening one hour prior to showtime.


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