Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble to hold concert at the beginning of December

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford music program will present its Holiday Concert at the beginning of December.

This performance will take place at noon Tuesday, Dec. 1. The concert will take place in the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall, where Dr. Joshua Groffman, assistant professor of music, will direct student performers, composers, and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

The program will feature the Vocal Arts Ensemble performing sacred and secular works from several different traditions, including the South African hymn “Siyahamba,” contemporary arrangements of the folk songs “Down to the River to Pray” and “Shenandoah,” and the secular carol “Sure on this Shining Might” by Samuel Barber.

Also, original compositions by interdisciplinary arts majors Patrouious Achatz of Pittsburgh, Manu Gajanan of Bradford, and Falon Ljunggren of East Stroudsburg will be performed. Alexandra Fleming, a psychology major from St. Marys; Brooke Imbriale, an interdisciplinary arts major from Beaver Falls, and Ljunggren, all students of faculty member Regina Gabriel, will sing solos.
Established in 2010, the Pitt-Bradford Vocal Arts Ensemble provides a forum and venue for student vocalists to perform seasonal favorites, show tunes, popular songs and traditional works.

The music program at Pitt-Bradford features a wide range of courses and activities, allowing students to pursue their interests in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, music history, and theory. The Vocal Arts Ensemble is open to all students, rehearses twice weekly during the semester, and performs regularly on campus and in the Bradford community.
The performance is free and open to the public.

For disability needs related to the performance, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Services at 814-362-7609 or [email protected]

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