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York College to present weekend of musical events beginning on Dec. 11

November 21, 2016
The York College of Pennsylvania sign on main campus

York College will present a weekend of musical performances beginning on with the Holiday Festival Concert at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11, Student Piano and Chamber Music Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, and the York College Community Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13. All events are open to the public free of charge.       

The annual holiday musical performance on Dec. 11 in the Waldner Performing Arts Center features the York College Chorale, directed by Grace Muzzo, and Wind Symphony, directed by James Colonna. Audience members will enjoy the holiday spirit with both secular and sacred music of the season, topped off with an audience sing-along at the conclusion of this festive program. 

Students from the York College Division of Music and the York College Preparatory Community Music School will present a recital of jazz-influenced and jazz-related works, including ragtime, Gershwin, and others, on Dec. 12 in DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall. 

Conducted by James Colonna, the York College Community Orchestra, which will perform on Dec. 13 in Waldner Performing Arts Center, is a full symphonic orchestra. The group includes music majors, non-music majors and musicians from York and the surrounding area. The program will feature both major symphonic works and lighter classics. 

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.