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Winter Choral Concert at AU taking place Sunday, Feb. 25

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s annual Winter Choral Concert, featuring the AU Chamber Singers, the Ashland Area Chorus and the AU Choir, will take place Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. The concert, free and open to the public, will be held at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three groups. Susan Gregg will serve as the accompanist pianist for all three…

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Ashland Area Chorus Begins Rehearsals

ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Area Chorus, a community-based mixed choir, announces its spring 2024 season. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashland University in the Center for the Arts, room 242, starting this Monday, Jan. 8. The AAC will perform a program of beautiful music at an AU choral concert this spring. This is the perfect time to join. You may simply show up or you may contact the director ahead of time.

The Chorus is open…

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Festival of Lights taking place Sunday evening, Dec. 10

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 32nd annual Festival of Lights, a collaboration between the choral music program and the Office of Christian Ministry, is on Sunday, Dec. 10, at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The 7 p.m. candlelight service is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Festival of Lights marks Jesus Christ coming into the world and the story is communicated in verse and song. It will include scripture readings,…

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Winter Festival Band Concert set for Friday, Dec. 8

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Symphonic Band and Ashland Area Community Concert Band are teaming up for their annual Winter Festival Band Concert, which will take place Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Hugo Young Theatre in the Center for the Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

Each band will perform four-to-six pieces, conducted by Joseph Lewis Jr., director of bands at Ashland University.

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AUJO and alumni members will perform annual seasonal concert on Dec. 7

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO), as well as a group of its alumni members, will be presenting its annual seasonal concert Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hugo Young Theatre of the Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The AUJO is preparing for a trip to the Catalan region of Spain during the university’s spring break and will play several selections that it will perform there, along with…

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18th annual TubaChristmas at AU to take place Dec. 2

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s version of TubaChristmas will be taking place this Saturday, Dec. 2, at Hugo Young Theatre. The concert, featuring traditional holiday favorites, is free and open to the public and will start at noon.

Hundreds, maybe even thousands, of TubaChristmas events take place throughout the world. The first such concert was held in 1974 and now ensembles everywhere take the opportunity to showcase seasonal melodies from…

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Eagle Marching Band performing “Sounds of the Stadium” concert Nov. 5

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Eagle Marching Band will present its season-ending “Sounds of the Stadium” concert on Sunday, Nov. 5. The free event will take place inside Kates Gymnasium at 4 p.m.

The Eagle Marching Band, directed by Joseph Lewis, Jr., will be playing selections from this year’s pregame and halftime shows. The concert will include current and classic songs, such as “Centuries,” “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “The Greatest Show,” “…

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AU Fall Choral Concert to be held Sunday, Oct. 29

ASHLAND, Ohio – Three choral ensembles—the Ashland University Chamber Singers, the Ashland Area Chorus and the Ashland University Choir—will perform during this coming Sunday’s (Oct. 29) annual Fall Choral Concert. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Jack and Deb Miller Chapel starting at 4 p.m.

Rowland Blackley, director of choral activities and professor of music at AU, will conduct all three groups.

The AU…

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First “Jazz at the Nest” concert to take place Thursday, Oct. 26

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Jazz Orchestra will perform its first “Jazz at the Nest” concert of the 2023-24 season on Thursday, Oct. 26. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagle’s Nest starting at 7:30 p.m.

The AUJO, under the direction of Scott Garlock, a professor of music, has been providing the AU campus and greater Ashland community with diverse jazz programming and…

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Reed to perform faculty recital on Nov. 5

ASHLAND, Ohio – Thomas Reed of the Ashland University Department of Music will present his annual faculty recital on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m., in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall at the Center for the Arts (331 College Ave.). The performance is free and open to the public.

Reed, who plays the clarinet and saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Charles Reed (cello) and Kevin Jones (piano). The program will feature compositions by Wolfgang…

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