The Stambaugh Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, is accepting new members for the 2015 season. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Christman Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The 2015 season will include performances of Haydn’s Creation, opera selections, and a tribute to 50 years of The Sound of Music. Membership information is available at at firstname.lastname@example.org.
88.5 WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art at YSU are sponsoring the 20th-Annual Mad About the Arts, a celebration of music, art, food, and wine. It will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium, a new location for the event, on Friday, February 20, 6:30 - 10:00 pm. The YSU Jazz Ensemble and the band Redline are providing the music. [Tickets are $80, with discounted tickets at $65 available for members of WYSU 88.5 FM and the McDonough Museum of Art members; YSU faculty members, staff and students; and YSU Creative Arts & Communication alumni.] Ticket information is available at 330-941-3363.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual holiday program Home For the Holidays, on Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, in Boardman. The concert will feature many holiday favorites, plus a visit by Santa Claus.
The Wade Raridon Singers present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21 at 4:00 pm, at the Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road, in Liberty. This chorale group led by Dr. Wade Raridon sings classic sacred music by Mozart, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and others, along with classic English Carols celebrating the Christmas season. The is free and open to all.
The Wade Raridon Singers present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 pm, at Shrine of Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, 517 Belle Vista Avenue, in Youngstown. This chorale group led by Dr. Wade Raridon sings classic sacred music by Mozart, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and others, along with classic English Carols celebrating the Christmas season. The concert is free and open to all.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents "Disney in Concert: Tales as Old as Time," on Saturday, February 6 at 8:00 pm, at the Edward W. Powers Auditorium. The orchestra and vocalists will perform songs and movie clips from Tangled, Hercules, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and more. Ticket information at youngstownsymphony.com or 330-744-0264.
The Warren Civic Music Association present a concert featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., on Tuesday, December 16, at 7:30 pm, at the W.D. Packard Music Hall, in Warren. Formerly lead vocalists for the 5th Dimension, this 7-time Grammy Award winning husband and wife duo are currently celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers. Tickets available by calling 330-399-4885.
The Warren Civic Chorus presents two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's Messiah, on Sunday, December 7, 4:00 and 7:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., in Warren.The Warren Civic Chorus is nearly 100 voices strong and will be accompanied by members of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, with vocal solos by local music professionals. These performances are free and open to all.
The Rust Belt Theater Company, in the Calvin Center, at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown, presents the 9th-annual production of How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, and December 12 and 13, beginning at 8:00 pm each evening. An off-the-wall retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas is the story of Starrlet O'Hara, a tyrant drag queen who is visited by three ghostly divas on Christmas Eve. Reservation information is available at 330-507-2358.
The Stambaugh Chorus along with the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will host A Holiday Concert of Giving on Saturday, December 6th, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all. Goodwill offerings for this Holiday Concert of Giving will be accepted at the door.