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Orchestra coming to Terre Haute

Thursday, November 8, 2012

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- "It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas," is a concert that will bring out the "kids from 1 to 92," and will be performed by the Sinfonietta Pops Orchestra Saturday, Nov. 17, in Cecilian Auditorium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, beginning at 3 p.m.

The Sinfonietta is expecting a special early visit from St. Nicholas.

St. Nicholas, considered by some to be the original Santa Claus, was a Bishop in the 3rd Century known for his generosity to those in need and his love for children.

The Dec. 6, anniversary of his death became a day of celebration and gift giving.

Free refreshments will continue to be a tradition at this concert, as will the special musical interlude by the string quartet at intermission.

The narrator for the concert will be Tracy Richardson, Professor of Music Therapy at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.

She has served as director of music therapy since 1995 and is currently the chairperson of the Department of Music and Theatre.

She was instrumental in creating and launching the school's Master of Arts in music therapy, one of the few graduate music therapy programs in the nation.

An active singer/songwriter/performer, Richardson has released a self-titled CD and has sung and played keyboard in bands for more than 30 years.

Selections to be played at the event will include "The Christmas Song," "The Coventry Carol," "Frosty The Snowman," "Sleigh Ride," "Il Re Pastore (The Shepherd King)," "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella," and more.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 10-under will be admitted free.

For further information, call 812-535-6440 or log on to www.terrehautecommunityband.org.

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