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The Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and Music Program will present their annual Christmas concert, “Sounds of the Season,” Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel on the campus of Waynesburg University. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. There is no reserved seating.

Those who have attended previous years and those who have yet to attend are encouraged to come and enjoy a mix of holiday standards as well as arrangements of works not commonly heard, performed by the Lamplighters Concert Choir and the Waynesburg University Symphonic Band.

Following the concert, the public is invited to visit with students and faculty at a reception in the Marsh Center, hosted by the Waynesburg University Music Program.

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Hosted by the Waynesburg University Fine Arts Department and the Waynesburg University Music Program, TUBACHRISTMAS will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Local tuba and baritone/euphonium players are invited to take part in the annual performance. Concert registration is at 4:30 p.m., followed by rehearsal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center on the campus of Waynesburg University.

TUBACHRISTMAS is meant to recognize musical heritage and honor all great artists and teachers whose legacy has provided high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

Performers will include any interested tuba, euphonium and baritone players in the area. Audience members will become part of an established tradition throughout the world and enjoy their favorite holiday tunes as never before through the rich, organ-like sound of this low-brass ensemble.

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist and teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas in 1902. The traditional Christmas music performed at the first TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by American composer Alec Wilder who died December 24, 1980. Wilder composed many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium and was a loyal supporter of every effort to improve the literature and public image of these instruments.

Register online at waynesburg.edu/web/music. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepris@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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The Fall Semester Student Art Exhibition will be on display Monday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. 6 in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibition includes the best student work produced in art courses throughout the fall semester and will showcase a variety of mediums including drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and a variety of two- and three-dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty.

The Art Program at Waynesburg University exposes students to the creative process and provides them with practical experience in using the tools and techniques of the visual artist. Students develop self-awareness, as they find opportunities to progress according to their own abilities.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment. For more information, call 724-852-3274.

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The Waynesburg University Lamplighters Touring Choir, featuring approximately 20 Waynesburg University students, will present a fall concert Sunday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in Roberts Chapel on the campus of Waynesburg University. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Performing annually since 1961, The Lamplighters come together and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each semester, the students tour numerous local nursing homes and churches to spread the gospel through song, testimony and community service.

No reservations are necessary for this event. For more information, contact Melanie Catana at 724-852-7639 or mcatana@waynesburg.edu.

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Experience a variety of musical talents Thursday, Nov. 14, as the Waynesburg University music program offers the second Chamber Works concert of the semester. The concert will be held at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The lunchtime concert will include performances by the Chamber Orchestra, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Beauty Shop & Barber Shop Quartets and the Lamplighters Touring Choir.

“The performance happens in a very relaxed environment,” said Alejandro Pinzon, lecturer of music at Waynesburg University. “The audience is not expected to do anything but enjoy a variety of ensembles, different types of instruments or voice and diverse musical styles.”

The audience is encouraged to bring a lunch and enjoy the hour-long event. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

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