Wittenberg Choir Participates In Innovative Christmas Concert Series In Dayton
Springfield, Ohio – The widely acclaimed Wittenberg Choir, directed by Associate Professor of Music Adam Jonathan Con, will participate in a special series of Christmas concerts titled “Traditions” with the United States Air Force Band of Flight (USAFBF) and MUSICA!, Dayton’s Professional Chamber Choir, Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Dayton Masonic Center.
The performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. All four concerts are offered free of charge, although tickets are required and can be reserved through the Dayton Masonic Center.
The concerts will include a range of Christmas favorites, performed before an expected crowd of as many as 8,000. Among the songs to be performed are O Holy Night, Carol of the Bells, Here We Come A Caroling, Lo How A Rose and El Cielo Canta Alegria.
The USAFBF and MUSICA! will give two additional concerts at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, and Tuesday, Dec. 4. Tickets are also free and available through the Air Force Museum.
The USAFBF is one of 12 official bands in the Air Force and one of two assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command. Directed by First Lieutenant Daniel Boothe, the USAFBF’s purpose is to support the Air Force Mission in war and peace by fostering national heritage and providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting and community relations events.
Founded in 1990, MUSICA! is Dayton’s professional chamber choir, under the direction of Con. The mission is to entertain, educate and excite diverse communities through engaging concert experiences. The 20-voice ensemble is known for maintaining stylistic authenticity and excellence while performing a diverse repertoire.
The Wittenberg Choir is a chorale group that performs throughout the region, state and country each year, including a heralded performance at the 2012 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference in February 2012. Every three years, the ensemble travels abroad, most recently touring Germany in May 2012 to coincide with the Luther 2017, 500 Years of Reformation, 2012 Year of Music, part of a 10-year celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Written By: Ryan Maurer