University Chorale Plans Christmas Concert

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on the theme, "Carols for a King," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU.

The 27-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will sing Benjamin Britten’s "Ceremony of Carols" with harpist, Ya Ting Lee. They will also perform Malcolm Dalglish’s "Star in the East" with dulcimer player, David Landes, and several Christmas carols.

Mrs. Hostetter earned a B.A. in music education from Eastern Mennonite University and a M.M. in choral conducting from James Madison University. She has worked as a music instructor in various educational settings for the past 15 years.

In addition to directing the EMU Chorale for the 2004-05 school year while Anne Gross is on sabbatical, Hostetter also serves as music director at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and as music educator at Mountain View Elementary School in Rockingham County.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested to support the music department‘s music scholarship fund at EMU.