Vol. 17, No. 13Dec. 4, 1997

'Messiah' singers to perform Dec. 10

"Singing Handel's Messiah" will be presented by the student chapter of the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, in Room 188 of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students.

Participants will be able to sing their favorite parts of Handel's Messiah with conductors, pianists and students from the UD Department of Music.

Individuals may bring their own scores or borrow one for a refundable deposit.

According to Amelia Nagoski, UD ACDA president, those attending will actively support music and the arts in the Delaware Valley by participating in this fun, spirit-lifting evening of singing.

For additional information, call the choral office at 831-3397, send e-mail to Paul Head at pdhead@ udel.edu, or visit the website at http://www.udel. edu/music/ MENC/acda.html

Waverly Consort in Mitchell Hall

The Waverly Consort, known as one of the finest early music ensembles in the country, will present "The Christmas Story" at 8 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 13, in Mitchell Hall.

In the timeless spirit and pageantry of medieval church dramas, eight singers and five instrumentalists, playing reproductions of medieval instruments, recount the events of Christmas in a moving celebration.

"The lovely, pure voices, fabulous array of instruments, elegant costumes and careful pacing of the production earned every clap of the packed audiences' standing ovation." a reviewer for the Corpus Christi Times wrote.

The Waverly Consort was founded in 1964 by Michael and Kay Jaffee. It has performed throughout North America and been featured on numerous radio and television broadcasts, most recently on CBS Sunday Morning and National Public Radio's Performance Today.

Tickets for the group's UD appearance are $15 for the general public, $10 for UD faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens and $6 for UD students with ID.

Tickets are available at all UD box offices or by calling 831-2204 or through Ticketmaster, by calling (302) 984-2000. The program is part of the Performing Arts Series.

Three a cappella concerts scheduled

The D#Sharps# will present a concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5, in the theatre in the Trabant University Center. Two guest groups also will be featured. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $4 for students and $7 for the general public.

The Deltones, a student a cappella group, will present a winter concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, in Bacchus Theatre in the Perkins Student Center. Tickets are $5 at the door.

The Golden Blues a cappella group will present a concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in the theatre of the Trabant University Center. Tickets are $5 at the door.

'Christmas Carol' coming to Milford

A musical version of "A Christmas Carol" will be presented at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, at Milford High School. This American Family Theater presentation has thrilled audiences of all ages nationwide with its song and special effects.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.

In this production, Tiny Tim, Bob Crachet, Scrooge and more are brought to life in the tale of Scrooge's journey with the ghosts of Christmas past and future, and his realization that family and friends are what is important in the present.

To reserve tickets by Master Card or Visa call (302) 855-1620 or (302) 735-8200, or send a check, payable to the University of Delaware, to University of Delaware Carter Partnership Center, P.O. Box 660, Georgetown, Del. 19947.

Bookstore sale and signing set

The University Bookstore in the Perkins Student Center will hold its annual holiday season Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5.

Customers will receive a one-time 20 percent discount on all purchases (except textbooks and computer equipment), including many items at sale prices.

An invitation has been sent to members of the campus community and it should be brought to the store to receive the special holiday discount. Refreshments also will be available.

From noon-1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, author Ed Okonowicz, public relations, will sign copies of his recent work, Disappearing Delmarva: Portraits of the Peninsula People