Arts Notes


December 11, 2005

Chorus to present winter concert

The Children's Chorus of Carroll County will present "Winter Celebration" at 3 p.m. today in Baker Memorial Chapel on the McDaniel College campus.

The three age-group choirs will sing Randall Thompson's Solstice, Betty Bertraux's S'Vivon, and This Little Babe from Britten's Ceremony of Carols.

The strings of the Westminster Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Peggy Ward, will accompany the young singers, as well as perform alone.

The concert is free, but donations will be accepted.

Information: 410-871-3391.

`Lunch and learn' set on holiday art

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a free "Lunch & Learn" lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Susan Williamson, visual arts coordinator, will present "Snowy Scenes for the Holiday Season." In the theater, participants will take a visual tour of wintry images from Europe, Canada and the U.S.

Showing how artists have used winter scenes from the 14th century to Currier & Ives, Williamson will explain the images' deeper meanings. She also will discuss the spiritual and romantic symbolism of snow-covered images and their relation to humanity's place in the forces of nature.

Admission is $5 and free for Arts Council members. Participants can take a brown bag lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided.

Information: 410-848-7272.

McDaniel College to host jazz show

McDaniel College will present a holiday jazz concert with the Eric Byrd Trio at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster.

The concert will feature McDaniel faculty member Eric Byrd on piano, Alphonso Young on drums and Bhagwan Khalsa on bass. Audrey Cimino will perform solo.

The program will feature the music of Peanuts and A Charlie Brown Christmas TV show.

Proceeds support the William J. Byrd scholarship, given to a Carroll County high school graduate or community college student who wishes to minor in jazz studies at McDaniel College.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for senior citizens and students with identification.

Information: 410-848-7272.

Council plans youth activities

The Carroll County Arts Council will hold a "School's Out ... Art's In" day of arts, crafts, games and a movie on the big screen to occupy children while they're off from school.

The next event for ages 6 to 12 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

In the morning, children will complete several "Neverland"-themed arts and craft projects such as pirate hats, treasure maps, magic wands, treasure chests, parrots and fairy wings.

One activity will be led by the Arts Council's cartoon instructor, Jim Hanessian, who will help youngsters make hand puppets. After lunch, the film Hook will be shown and children will get popcorn, candy and a drink.

Tuition for the day is $35, or $30 for Arts Council members. Advance reservations are required.

Information: 410-848-7272.

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