University of the Ozarks will present a pair of on-campus Halloween events for the local community during the last week of October.
On Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., Walton Professor of Music Dr. Sharon Gorman and the University Chamber Singers will present the annual All Hallows Eve Concert in Munger-Wilson Chapel. On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Residential Hall Association (RHA) will sponsor its annual Haunted Housing event for children in the community, starting at 5 p.m.
Gorman, the University organist, will be joined by pianist Bethany Qualls and the University Chamber Singers for the 14th edition of the annual Halloween concert. According to Gorman, this year’s event "will explore the music of wizards and pirates, along with an assortment of things that go bump in the night, including music from the Harry Potter films and Pirates of the Caribbean." Additional organ solos will include the traditional Bach Phantom of the Opera "Prelude and Fugue," Noel Rawthorne’s "Hornpipe Humoresque," and Leon Boellmann’s "Toccata Gothique."
In addition, the University Chamber Singers will sing "In the Sorcerer’s Hall," and "Double Trouble" from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; "Hoist the Colors" from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End; "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid; "This is Halloween" from The Nightmare Before Christmas; and Joel Raney’s "Let the Saints Get Up and Sing."
The concert is free and open to the public. The program is child-friendly and the audience members are invited to come in costume.
The Haunted Housing event will be held from 5-7 p.m. and will include trick-or-treating tours of several of the University’s residential 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 on the bottom 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 Life Office at 979-1322.
Topics: Community Events