Students and faculty in the music department at the University of Minnesota Crookston have
concerts planned in December. A mix of holiday tunes and classical music pieces will be combined in three separate concerts by the UMC Jazz Band, the UMC Choir, and in a special faculty chamber recital. All of the performances are free and everyone is welcome.
On Wednesday, December 10, a faculty chamber recital will be held beginning at 7 p.m.in the Kiehle Auditorium The recital will feature music for the trombone quartet and tuba quartet as part of a collaboration between TJ Chapman, instructor at the U of M Crookston and Joel Pugh, D.M.A., instructor of low brass at the University of North Dakota and his students. The music will include standard pieces for trombone and tuba ensembles as well as music for the holidays.
On Friday, December 12, the UMC Choir (in photo) will perform at 7 p.m. in the Hafslo Chapel at the Polk County Museum in Crookston featuring a musical mix that includes holiday music. Refreshments will follow the concert at the museum auditorium and a freewill offering will be taken on behalf of the choir. The UMC Choir is directed by Associate Professor George French.
The Hafslo chapel, once a Norwegian country church, was built in 1888 and closed in 1978. It was moved in 1983 to the Crookston campus where it was located for almost twenty years before it was moved to the Polk County Museum grounds located at 719 East Robert St., Crookston, Minn.
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