The College of Idaho music department is ringing in the holiday season with a series of concerts highlighted by the Feast of Carols. This annual holiday showcase is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, inside Jewett Auditorium and will include performances by the College’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Sinfonia, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Major Sixth a cappella sextet and the Middleton High School Chamber Singers. The free concert is open to the public and will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.
The Feast of Carols has become a C of I holiday tradition and audience favorite in recent years. Highlights of this year’s show include Antonio Vivaldi’s multi-movement work “Gloria” – which will showcase the C of I ensembles as well as the Middleton Chamber Signers and standout C of I student vocalist Jordan Bowman – as well as opportunities for audience members to sing along with their favorite carols.
“The Feast of Carols is a great showcase of the College’s music department because it’s really the only time you can hear all of our ensembles on one stage in one night,” C of I choral director Brent Wells said. “We’ll do some well-known carols as well as some lesser-known music, so there will be some old classics as well as something new for everyone.”
The Feast of Carols – which will be streamed live at www.collegeofidaho.edu/videostream – is one of several C of I concerts in December. The Sinfonia (Dec. 4), Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble (Dec. 5), Piano Studio (Dec. 7) and Chamber Music (Dec. 8) groups also will give live public performances on campus. Each of those shows begins at 7:30 p.m. in Langroise Recital Hall. For more info about the C of I music department and student ensembles, please visit www.collegeofidaho.edu/music.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.