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Weekend Offers HWS Winter Concerts

Right in time for the holiday season, three of the Colleges’ singing groups will present special holiday music events this weekend for the enjoyment of the HWS community.

On Friday, Dec. 6, the Hobartones will hold their annual Winter Concert at 9 p.m. in Albright Auditorium. On Saturday, Dec. 7, Three Miles Lost, the only all-female a capella group at HWS, will present their annual winter performance at 7:30 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel. And, to wrap up the weekend, the Office of Religious Life is sponsoring the Carol Sing event at 5:30 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 9. The event will feature the newly formed HWS Gospel Choir.

Attendees of these holiday events will have the chance to listen to some of the most talented singers on campus at each of the performances. All shows are free; however, the Hobartones and Three Miles Lost do accept donations.

As students reach the end of the fall semester, Three Miles Lost notes that their concert will be “the perfect length to provide a respite from finals.”

At the inaugural Carol Sing event, members of the HWS community will have the opportunity to join in on the singing with the HWS Gospel Choir and Three Miles Lost.

Hoping to give students some “positive energy” to take back to their paper writing, the event will include a few performance pieces from Three Miles Lost and the Gospel Choir. However, the event will focus most on audience participation.

“We are calling it carol sing because we want everyone to sing,” says Chaplain Lesley Adams. “Mostly we are hoping folks will call out their favorite carol and we will sing it.”

The Gospel Choir, which debuted last month at Sankofa’s Kwanzaa Celebration, is especially excited to give their second performance at the Carol Sing event.

Choir Leader Patty Blue ’77, secretary of the Office of Religious Life, says the club “performed beautifully” at their first event and will “only improve with practice.”

With about 10 singers, Blue says they are still trying to build a choir “capable of executing a variety of selections in style and complexity.”

Students interested in joining the choir can contact Blue at ext. 3671 or stop by one of their regular rehearsals, held in St. John’s Chapel on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. 

3 Miles Lost is a student club that formed in spring 2002 and had its first concert in fall 2002.