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A Year of Thanksgiving: Thomas Davies celebrates his final year as director of choral activities and vocal studies

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Cal Poly Choirs present 'A Christmas Celebration'

A Christmas CelebrationEvent will be music Professor Thomas Davies' 34th and final holiday concert

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Choirs will present the annual holiday spectacular “A Christmas Celebration.”

PolyPhonics, the University Singers and the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will perform holiday favorites and new works under the direction of music Professor Thomas Davies at the popular yearly event. The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, will add to the festive performances.

Cal Poly staff members Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs and perform solo works for piano and organ.

Repertoire will include Healey Willan’s “Hodie, Christus natus est” (“Today Christ Is Born”), Hans Leo Hassler’s “Dixit Maria” (“Mary Said”), and William Mathias’ “Sir Christèmas,” along with the popular carols “Carol of the Bells” and “Carol of the Drum.” Two newer works to be performed include Meredith Brammeier’s “Where Shepherds Lately Knelt” and Ron Kean’s “There is No Rose.” Brammeier is a professor of music at Cal Poly and Kean is emeritus instructor from Bakersfield College.

The always-popular “Christmas Cameos” and the choirs’ traditional “Silent Night” arranged by Sir Malcolm Sargent will round out the program. Audience members can participate in a carol sing-along. 

This will be the 34th and final holiday concert led by Davies, the university’s director of choral and vocal studies. An alumni choir of Davies’ former choir students will also perform.

Tickets ($14 and $18 general, $9 and $14 students)

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Bach in the MissionCal Poly's 'Bach in the Mission'

During Bach Week

Tuesday, Jan. 17–Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

The Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will perform as part of the Bach Week presentations. For the complete lineup, go to the Bach Week page.

 

 


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Thomas DaviesCal Poly Choirs Winter Concert: Conductor's Choice

Saturday, March 4, 2017
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

As part of conductor Thomas Davies' 34th and final year at Cal Poly — "A Year of Thanksgiving" — the University Singers, PolyPhonics, and the Early Music Ensemble will perform pieces that are favorites of Davies'. Even a few from his must-do bucket list.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

 

 

 


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Thomas and Susan DaviesCal Poly Choirs Spring Concert: With Thanks to All!

Sunday, June 11, 2017
2 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

Come celebrate Tom and Susan Davies' 34 incredible years at Cal Poly. Susan has accompanied the choirs all the years Tom has conducted them. The combined choirs will be joined by an alumni choir. The music will include selections from the upcoming performance tour of England and Wales.

Tickets ($12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students)

 

 

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