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WHAT: The Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale, which features over 80 singers from across the Gulf Coast, will celebrate the holiday season with two free concerts featuring the Coronation Mass in C by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
WHERE and WHEN: The first concert will be Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Education Center auditorium of The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The encore performance will be Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi.
SPECIFICS: The concerts, titled “Begin the Celebration” will feature chamber orchestra accompaniment during the Coronation Mass in C performance. In addition to the feature performance, the chorale will perform traditional holiday songs.
The chorale, in its 15th year at Southern Miss, is under the direction of John Flanery. Serving as a community outreach program for the university, the ensemble meets once each week for rehearsal and performs a wide variety of choral literature throughout the year.
CONTACT: Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu/gulfcoast