December 1, 2009

Owens Fine and Performing Arts Presents Student Choir Holiday Concert, Dec. 6

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College Center for Fine and Performing Arts will welcome the holiday season with an array of traditional and international carols and Mozart’s “Missa Brevis” as the Student Choir presents its annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6.

The holiday concert will begin 2 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The performance is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Musical selections presented by the four-part chorus group will include “Balulalow”, “Inno per Natale”, “A La Nanita Nana”, “Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow”, “Silent Night”, “Winter Wonderland” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, among others. Additionally, “Missa Brevis” No. 9 in B flat major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be featured as part of the performance. Owens’ chorus will present five of the six movements to the selection, which is a musical setting to the traditional Catholic mass.

Owens Adjunct Faculty members in Fine and Performing Arts Eric Graber and Heidi Clausius will serve as the choir concert’s director and accompanist, respectively. Students involved in the College’s chorus include Elizabeth Brandeberry of Fostoria, Rebecca Fallon of Northwood, Melissa Herman of Toledo, Elizabeth Keith of Sylvania, Melissa McNutt of Toledo, Jailyn Surprise of Toledo, Elizabeth Williamson of Perrysburg, Tina Brandeberry of Fostoria, Julianne Hansen of Northwood, Ora Ragland of Toledo, Tiffany Wilson of Maumee, Paige Anteau of Toledo, Paralea Dewyer of Bowling Green, Sarah Stretchbery of Bowling Green, Marcianna Cervantes of Millbury, Sarah Mattin of Delta, Emily Wyse of Wauseon, Andrew Alfred of Toledo, Brandon Burns of Toledo, Michelle Close of Toledo, Calvin Green of Toledo, Anthony Hunter of Toledo, Michael Farnham of Toledo, Steven Hughes of Toledo, Brandon Lacourse of Whitehouse, Ronnie Spann Jr. of Toledo and Christian Taylor of Galloway.

For more information about the Owens Choir Holiday Concert, contact the College’s Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

One of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio, Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit