The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre Arts presents “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” by Charles Dickens, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Fulton Chapel. Tickets can be purchased online or on campus at the University of Mississippi Box Office. (December 3, 2010)
The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oxford High School auditorium. Strings students in grades 6 through 12 will perform several holiday selections. OHS orchestra students will perform traditional holiday favorites in addition to a carol “sing-a-long” with audience participation. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson at email@example.com. (November 29, 2010)
Mockingbird Early Music Ensemble presents, “A Child is Born,” music of the Christmas season, featuring composers Dietrich Buxtehude, Arcangello Corelli and Michael Praetorius. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Paris-Yates Chapel on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Admission is free. The performers will include Irene Kaufmann, Susan Marchant, D. Warren Steel, and Ronald Vernon, with special guest singers Debra Spurgeon, Thomas Cesario, Janna Montgomery and Travis Montgomery The instruments will include recorders, violas da gamba, harpsichord and organ. (November 24, 2010)
The Synergy Brass Quintet will ring in the holiday season with two shows Dec. 4 at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The evening show, “Gingerbread and Brass,” is set for 8 p.m. It features a collection of music from all times and all styles to celebrate the holidays. The show includes lush arrangements of Bach’s choral settings and Handel’s triumphant “Messiah” next to exciting popular Christmas favorites by Leroy Anderson and more.
The afternoon show, “Gingerbread and Brass for Kids,” is set at 3 p.m. It is a shorter version of the full show designed especially for young audience members. After the concert, children will have a hands-on opportunity to try different musical instruments at the “Traveling Musical Petting Zoo” that accompanies Synergy Brass Quintet on its tour. The quintet has been praised for its dedication to tomorrow’s musicians and music-lovers.
Tickets for the kids’ show are priced at $5 for children under 18 and $10 for adults. For the evening show, tickets range from $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. (November 24, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Choral Department will present a Holiday Concert featuring The Ole Miss Glee clubs at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Ford Center on campus. The clubs will perform selections from John Rutter’s “Gloria” and traditional holiday songs. The Glee Clubs will be joined by choirs from; Center Hill High School, Lewisburg High School, Olive Branch High School and Southaven High School to form a mass choir of 400 singers. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. (November 18, 2010)
The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre Arts presents “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” by Charles Dickens, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 through 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in Fulton Chapel. Tickets can be purchased online or on campus at the University of Mississippi Box Office. (November 18, 2010)
Oxford High School threater students will stage a production of “She Stoops to Conquer” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the OHS auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. (November 12, 2010)
Oxford High School threater students will stage a production of “She Stoops to Conquer” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the OHS auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. (November 12, 2010)
Artist-scholar E. Patrick Johnson, who was born and reared in Hickory, N.C., will give his solo performance of “Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales” at 7 p.m. Saturday in Meek Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. A book signing will be held afterward. (October 15, 2010)
Ann Fisher-Wirth, American poet and scholar of Oxford, will be the guest speaker for this Friday evening’s Nature Reading at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Antebellum Home at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs. The event is free and open to the public.
Fisher-Wirth’s third book of poems, “Carta Marina,” appeared from Wings Press in April 2009. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the environmental studies minor. She also teaches in the low residency MFA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is currently editing an ecopoetry anthology with Laura-Gray Street and so she will talk about contemporary American ecopoetry to start the program. A discussion will be held at the end of the program. Registration is required by calling 662-252-1155 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://strawberryplains.audubon.org. (September 20, 2010)