UCR Music Presents Seasonal Concert Series

The UC Riverside Department of Music will be showcasing a dynamic series through Dec. 6

UCR Chamber Singers and UCR Choral Society


The UC Riverside Department of Music will be showcasing a dynamic series through Dec. 6, including a rare holiday carillon recital and classic chamber pieces.

The performances, most of which are free, are open to the public and will be hosted across campus and in the community.

 

UCR Chamber Singers and Chamber Music Ensembles, Ruth Charloff and Frances Moore, conductors

Chamber Singers

Worldly Christmas folk songs and baroque favorites from the UCR Chamber Singers, joined by UCR’s Chamber Music Ensemble performing works for a string orchestra. (Former title: Holiday Choral Concert)

  • Thursday, Nov. 30 at Performance Lab, ARTS 166 
  • 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public, ticket required.
  • Parking: Complimentary permits at the kiosk.

Holiday Carillon Recital

The UCR Bell Tower will chime in the season this Saturday with a holiday program performed by David Christensen on the campus carillon, the instrument housed within the campus bell tower, whose 48 cast-bronze bells are a familiar sound to the UCR community. Enjoy an outdoor performance of traditional carol arrangements and holiday music from Germany, France, Spain, and the United States.

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Bell Tower
  • 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public. Parking: Complimentary permits at the Kiosk.

Bach’s Magnificat and More, UCR Chamber Singers and UCR Choral Society, Edward Bruner and Ruth Charloff, conductors

UCR Chamber Singers and UCR Choral Society

UCR will be featured in the Calvary Presbyterian Church’s ‘Sacred Music for the City’ concert series this holiday season. Enjoy the church’s historical architecture and acoustic splendor brought to life by a UCR performance of Bach’s Magnificat and other baroque favorites, accompanied by several guest vocalists.

  • Sunday, Dec. 3 at Calvary Presbyterian Church: 4495 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
  • 3-4 p.m.
  • Free parking and admission.

Weekday Carillon Recitals, David Christensen, University Carillonneur

All are encouraged to enjoy the sounds of the UCR campus come to life, as David Christensen, the campus carillonneur, performs on the historic 48-bell carillon housed inside UCR’s Bell Tower. The resident instrument, which is one of only five true carillons in California, plays a variety of tunes ranging from Mozart to The Beatles, and can be enjoyed from many outside areas near its central location on campus.

  • Monday, Dec. 4 at the Bell Tower
  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public. Parking: Complimentary permits at the kiosk.

UCR Voice Studio of Dr. Camelia Voin in Concert  

An evening of music performed by UCR singers and piano accompanist, Jonathan Keplinger. The program features a variety of musical styles from the early Baroque period to musical theater favorites of the 20th century.

UCR Voice Studio

Performers are both music and non-music majors who share an enthusiasm and love for singing.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Performance Lab, ARTS 166
  • 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public, ticket required. Parking: Complimentary permits at the kiosk.

 

UCR Orchestra and UCR Concert Band, Ruth Charloff and Samuel Andress, conductors

This diverse performance will see the UCR Orchestra and UCR Concert Band divide and conquer, with a lively program offering a little something for everyone. Enjoy sensational symphonic classics and electric wind band music.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6 at University Theatre
  • 8-9:30 p.m.
  • $10 general, $8 students/senior citizens, $6 children ages 12 and under
  • Parking: $5.50 in Lot 6 (no fee with UC permit)

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