End-of-semester musical treats

SSO concert poster

Before final exams begin, music and dance performances brighten chilly evenings.

Sewanee's 12th annual Jazz Night takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in St. Luke's Chapel. It features the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Teaching Associate Professor of Music Kash Wright. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra presents A Festive Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in Guerry Auditorium. The concert will feature holiday favorites and sing-along carols, including “Sleigh Ride” (Leroy Anderson), “The Polar Express” (Alan Silvestri), “An American Christmas” (trad. arr. Robert W. Smith), an Irish Fiddle Christmas Celebration, and more.

Under the artistic direction of Courtney World, Theatre Sewanee produces the fifth annual performance of DanceWise at 7:30 p.m. December 7-9 and 2 p.m. December 10. DanceWise: Intersections will feature performances by 12 Sewanee students, as well as choreographic premieres by Courtney World, assistant professor of dance, and student choreographers Alyssa Holley, C’18, Danielle Silfies, C’19, and Robin Kate Davis, C’21.

Sewanee Praise, the University Gospel choir, presents its Advent Semester concert under the direction of Kash Wright at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, in St. Luke's Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.