University of the Ozarks will present two of its traditional Halloween-themed events for the campus and local communities on Friday, Oct. 28.
The University’s music department will present the 16th annual All Hallows Eve Concert in Munger-Wilson Chapel, beginning at 7 p.m. Earlier that evening, the Residential Hall Association (RHA) and Department of Residential Life will sponsor its annual Haunted Housing event for children ages 12-and-under in the community, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The All Hallows Eve Concert will feature music by all three of the University’s music ensembles?the University Chamber Singers and the Chapel Choir, under the leadership of first-year choral director Dr. Jonathan Ledger, and the Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Walton Professor of Music and University organist Dr. Sharon Gorman.
Dr. Gorman will present organ music that will include the traditional Toccata in D minor of J. S. Bach, as well as selections from Harry Potter, Superman and Stars Wars. The choral numbers include, Little Shop of Horrors, two settings of the witches’ incantation from Shakespeare’s MacBeth, Sam Pottle’s Jabberwocky, and Mendelssohn’s Hexenlied. There will also be several solo songs from Disney movies, including Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, and Hocus Pocus.
The concert is free and open to the public. The program is child-friendly and audience members are invited and encouraged to come in costume.
The Haunted Housing event will include trick-or-treat tours of several of the University’s residence halls and academic buildings. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and parents can accompany their children on the tours.
The escorted tours of the Halloween-decorated halls will begin in the Rogers Conference Center on the second floor of the Seay Student Center. The candy that will be passed out by students will be purchased by U of O officials. There is no cost to participate in the Haunted Housing. For more information on the event, please call the Student Affairs Office at 979-1322.
The 16th annual All Hallows Eve Concert on Friday, Oct. 28, in Munger-Wilson Chapel will include music from the University’s Chamber Singers, Chapel Choir and Women’s Ensemble.
Topics: Community Events