The Timmons Chapel Christmas concerts began just two years after Beth Spiva Timmons donated the Gothic-style, all-faiths chapel to Pittsburg State University in 1966. For many years, the generous benefactor personally provided the greens and supervised the simple holiday decorations that became a part of the musical holiday tradition that continues today.
This year, the free concerts will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 10. David Hurley, associate professor of music history and oboe at PSU, directs the concerts, which are a holiday gift from the Department of Music to the community.
Hurley said this year's program will include an assortment of works for small ensemble (trio sonatas), some sung items, and a mix of some Christmas music and classical items. In addition to small ensembles of strings and woodwinds, there will be singers and a hand-bell choir.
Students from the PSU Chamber Orchestra, some faculty from the Music Department, and community members will collaborate in this year's performance, Hurley said.
As always, there is no admission fee for the concerts, but seating in the chapel is limited. For more information, please contact the Pittsburg State University Department of Music at 620-235-4466.
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