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Published: Tuesday, 11/20/2012

Christmas concert set at Lourdes for Dec. 2


The annual Christmas Concert presented by Lourdes University will be “Love and Joy Come to You” on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The free concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Franciscan Center Theatre.

It will have the Lourdes Chorus and Good Company Ensemble, directed by Karen T. Biscay, with accompanist Olga Topuzova-Meade, and the Maumee Community Band, directed by Kevin Heidbreder.

“Love and Joy Come to You” will feature choral settings by Tschesnokoff, Southall, Myers, Courtney Biscay, and the Gloria in Excelsis from the Unaccompanied Mass by Louis F. Davis, former director of choirs at what is now Northview High School, and father of Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller fame.

The Mass was written as a Master’s Degree thesis project while Louis F. Davis was teaching in the Sylvania Schools. Ms. Biscay sang the Gloria as a student in the A Cappella Choir and later as an alumna in 2004 at a choir reunion event for the Northview Louis and Betty Davis Choral Scholarship Fund. She purchased a specially-prepared score of the entire Mass at the event’s silent auction. The eclectic Gloria in Excelsis will be performed as a tribute to the Davis family.

The Maumee Community Band will perform seasonal favorites including German, French, and English carol arrangements, selections from The Polar Express, and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.

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