Marquette University News Release

Sounds of the season at Marquette University

December 1, 2010

Free concerts offered throughout December

Marquette University will be filled with the sounds of Christmas as a variety of Marquette music groups perform holiday concerts. “Lessons and Carols,” a concert featuring performances by the Liturgical Choir, Marquette Chorus, Gospel Choir and Faculty Choir, kicks things off Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in The Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Other holiday music events:

• The Music Area Holiday Concert, featuring performances by the Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Marquette Chorus, Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, will be Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Theater, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave.

• The Marquette Faculty and Staff Chorale will perform its second annual Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Varsity Theatre. The choir will sing traditional carols, as well as carols from Poland, France and the Czech Republic.

• The Naturals, Marquette’s all-men a cappella group, will perform a collection of traditional holiday songs and seasonal favorites, at their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.

• Marquette University carillonneur Mark Konewko will present “Silver Bells, It’s Christmas Time in the City” concert series. At noon each of the first three Sundays in December, Konewko will play traditional and ethnic Christmas songs. The approximately 45-minute performances can be heard throughout the Marquette campus.

All concerts are free and open to the public; there are no tickets or reservations required. For more information, please contact Dr. Erik Janners, director of music, at (414) 288-7125.

Media who wish to attend the concerts or take photographs should contact Andy Brodzeller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-0286 or

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