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Nov. 17-Dec.10: End-of-semester concerts

FREDERICK, Md.—The music department at Hood College will hold six end-of-semester concerts and three student recitals in November and December.

The wind ensemble will kick off the concerts Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Coffman Chapel. Under the direction of Brian Hinkley, the ensemble will play works by Milhaud, Grainger, Gervasoni, Gorham and Hazo.

Hood’s annual “Messiah” performance is scheduled for Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. in Coffman Chapel. While continuing Hood’s tradition, this “Messiah and More” concert will be in a new format, featuring an expanded selection of music including movements from “Messiah” such as the “Hallelujah Chorus.” The program will also include a new piece by composer Dan Forrest in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, and it will conclude with an audience sing-along of traditional carols. For information on tickets, call 301-696-3130.

Other concerts include: 

  •  A junior guitar recital by Sandow Sinai, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall; 
  • The jazz ensemble, directed by Kevin Lewis, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Coffman Chapel; 
  • The early music ensemble, directed by William Simms, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall; 
  • A Candlelight Vespers service, featuring Hood’s student ensembles and organist Wayne Wold, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Coffman Chapel with an organ prelude beginning at 7:15 p.m; 
  • The honors and advanced student recital, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall; 
  • A student recital, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall; and 
  • The chamber singers, directed by Lynn Staininger, and the string ensemble, directed by RoseAnn Lester, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Music Hall.

All events are free except “Messiah.” For more information on these concerts, contact Noel Lester at or 301-696-3429.