The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


November 23, 2012

Tree-lighting kicks off MSSU concert series

JOPLIN, Mo. — A tree-lighting ceremony and jazz concert will kick off a season of music next week at Missouri Southern State University.

Southern Lights, the university's annual tree-lighting, will feature singing, cider, hot chocolate, photo opportunities with mascot Roary and horse-drawn carriage rides. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oval. Other events, such as cookie decorating and crafts, will be held at an inside location near the Oval.

After the ceremony, the Southern Jazz Orchestra will perform its annual Swingin' Holiday Show. Under the direction of Jeffrey Macomber, the orchestra will play a selection of holiday and jazz classics.

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. at Corley Auditorium.

Other music concerts over the next few weeks at MSSU include:

  • Instrumental music majors Preston Besett, Ashley Clune and Felicia Eads will present a clarinet trio recital at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Auditorium.

    Details: 417-625-9660.
  • Kaylene Cypret will present her senior euphonium recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Corley Auditiorium.

    Details: 417 625-9635.
  • Arthur Johnson will present his senior percussion recital at 7:30 p.m.  Wednesday in Corley Auditorium.

    Details: 417-625-3061.
  • The Missouri Southern Marching Band, Chamber Singers and Southern Exposure will present a combined concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.

    Details: 417-625-9318.
  • The Missouri Southern Percussion Ensemble will present their Winter Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in Taylor Performing Arts Center.

    Details: 417-625-3061.
  • Missouri Southern's third annual Seasonal Choral Flourish will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, located 812 S. Pearl.

    Details: 417-625-9562.

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