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Media Advisory for Upcoming Civil Chorale on Gulf Park Campus

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Office of University Communications

MEDIA ADVISORY

12/9/2010

Civic Chorale to Celebrate Centennial, Holiday Season with Performances

TO:News editors, directors

WHAT:The University of Southern Mississippi will close its 2010 Centennial Celebration with performances by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale. The chorale, which performed earlier in the year to mark the centennial, will now commemorate the special occasion with “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration.”

WHEN and WHERE:The first performance is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The encore performance is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi.

SPECIFICS:The chorale will performMagnificat by Antonio Vivaldi featuring a string quartet. In addition to the featured performance, the chorale will sing traditional holiday favorites of the season.

Celebrating its 16th year at Southern Miss, the chorale serves as a community outreach program welcoming members of all ages throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast. More than 80 members sing in the ensemble, led by John Flanery, assistant choral director at Southern Miss.

The “Holiday Celebration – A Centennial Celebration” is free and open to the public. The Centennial Celebration is sponsored by BancorpSouth, Mississippi Power and Yates Construction.

CONTACT:Southern Miss Gulf Coast University Communications at 228.865.4573.