Collegium Vocale to hold auditions
Collegium Vocale, a long-running classical choral ensemble in Atlanta, is looking for new members in all voice parts, especially tenor and bass. The group performs two concerts a year in Glenn Auditorium as part of Emory's Community Music Program and also rehearses on Tuesdays in Glenn. Auditions will be held Dec. 7, 11 and 12. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 770-729-3042 or visit http://groups.accessatlanta.com/cv/.
Special Collections to close Dec. 13-18
To carry out further renovations, the Special Collections department of Woodruff Library will be closed from Dec. 13-18. Limited reference assistance will be available via telephone, fax and e-mail.
Anyone with an urgent need for materials or assistance should call 404-727-6955, send a fax to 404-727-0360 or send e-mail to email@example.com. Special Collections will resume its regular business hours on Monday, Dec. 20.
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH
CD release party for Will Ransom
To mark the release of his new CD, The Music of Alfredo Barili, Emory music professor and pianist- in-residence William Ransom will hold a champagne and cake celebration in the Carlos Museum reception hall on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.
The music, primarily solo piano, was written in the romantic style of the 19th century by Atlanta composer Alfredo Barili. Ransom promises to have some impromptu performances at the event, and the CDs will be available for $10.
All proceeds from sales of the recording will go to benefit the Chamber Music Society of Atlanta. Attendees should RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 7, to the Arts at Emory box office answering machine at 404-727-5050.
Celtic Christmas set for Dec. 16 & 17
The return of the Gateway Mummers, the voices of the Young Singers of Callanwolde and the flying feet of the Butler School of Irish Dance will add holiday spice to the Seventh Annual Atlanta Celtic Christmas Concert, Dec. 16 & 17 in Glenn Auditorium.
As part of their first Celtic Christmas appearance, the group from Callanwolde will join tenor Jim Flannery and members of the Buddy O'Reilly Band in a choral work by Irish composer Mary McAuliffe, specially commissioned for this year's show.
Also performing will be stepdancers from the Butler School of Irish Dance, Scottish ipers and country dancers, storyteller John Stephens of Theatre Gael, fiddler Moira Nelligan and the Appalachian folk groups Nonesuch and Luna.
Shows start at 8:15 p.m. both nights, and cost is $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for children under 12. Call the Emory box office at 404-727-5050 for more information.