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Holiday Happenings
The Sounds of the Season
News Release
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Galveston College Choir and the Island Steel Drum Band, are presenting a musical evening of winter and Christmas pieces to help put you into the holiday mood on Monday December 3 at 7:30 pm.  The concert will include winter pieces “In dulci jubilo” by Michael Praeterius, two original Christmas pieces “My Heart is Always Wandering” by Sigvald Tveit and “Lullaby” by Deen Entsminger and the nice sounding “The Majesty and Glory of your Name” by Tom Fettke will be performed by the choir.  The choir also has a twist on the season with the jazz piece “Java Jive” by Milton Drake and Ben Oakland, the speech chorus piece “All Through the House” by Gene and Audrey Grier and the humorous piece “A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas” by Craig Courtney.  A special treat is a newly composed piece for choir and steel drum “The Son of God Has Come Down” by Eric D. Sharp and the Christmas Carol Audience Sing Along. 
The Galveston College newest ensemble, The Island Steel Drum Band, will again join the choir in the music department’s winter concert.  The steel drum band began with Eric D. Sharp wanting to create an ensemble unique to the island.  With only two students, Mr. Sharp and his two students performed their first concert with the Galveston College Choir in the spring of 2006.  Since then, the members of the band have grown in size as well as the ability to play more advanced and highly rhythmic pieces.  They will performing two Christmas arrangements by Eric D. Sharp, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Winter Wonderland” as well as other steel band pieces.
Join us at the concert on Monday, December 3, 2007 at 7:30 pm in the performing arts room (F-207) at Galveston College. The concert is free.  For more information or questions about the music department contact Eric D. Sharp at (409) 944-1258 or at .

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