WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 28, 2018 — West Liberty University’s choirs will present a festive concert featuring holiday music at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, located at 141 Kruger St., Wheeling.
The concert is free and open to the public. The choirs will be joined by Pittsburgh harpist Nuiko Wadden.
“We hope everyone will join us for ‘O Radiant Dawn’ presented by WLU Choirs. It will feature the inaugural performance of WLU’s newest choral ensemble, the Choral Scholars presenting Benjamin Britten’s ‘A Ceremony of Carols with harp,’” said Dr. Ryan Keeling, director of Choral Activities at the university.
The WLU Singers also will present seasonal works by James MacMillan, John Rutter, and others during the festive performance.
Keeling also is an alumnus of WLU and joined the university as faculty and choir director in 2017. He also is the artistic director of Voces Solis, assistant conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and music director of OvreArts.
The West Liberty University music program is nationally accredited by NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music, and is recognized for its award-winning faculty and staff.
Performance opportunities for music students at WLU include the Marching Hilltoppers, the Wind Symphony, WLU Singers, University Band, Choral Scholars, African Drumming and Dance Ensemble, Community Choir, Steel Bands, Hilltop Opera, Jazz Combos, Percussion Ensemble, and the Electronic Music Ensemble.
WLU’s Department of Music and Theater is housed within the College of Arts and Communication led by College Dean Dr. Matthew Harder. It offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Performance and Music Technology and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. Students also may choose to minor in music. For complete information on the WLU Department of Music, please visit westliberty.edu/music or call 304-336-8006.