Concert features ancient music

November 28, 2005

DuBois -- The instrumental trio "Ornamental Nuance" will perform "Holiday Music through the Ages," part of Penn State DuBois' cultural event series, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Hiller Auditorium. Admission is free, but advance tickets are required and can be reserved by calling (814)375-4766.

"Holiday Music through the Ages" celebrates seasonal music from a pre-Renaissance era to the present time and promises to be a "different" type of Christmas program, according to campus music instructor Paul Fehrenbach, the ensemble director.

"Many of the more obscure holiday songs written and arranged for unusual instrumental and vocal ensembles will be featured," Fehrenbach said.

Instrumental music will be performed on flute, oboe, English horn, classical guitar, quinton, violin, viola and bagpipes. Vocal music also will be featured with guest singers and the DuBois Campus Concert Choir. The group is from the DuBois area and consists of Fehrenbach on guitar and quinton; Brian Simpson on oboe and English horn; and Kristina Keith on flute.

Fehrenbach is instructor of music and integrated arts at Penn State DuBois. He received his bachelor's degree in English literature from Kutztown University, a master's degree in music composition from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, and a doctoral degree in music education from Penn State University.

Simpson is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania/West Penn Hospital of Respiratory Care and is currently employed at Elk Regional Health Center as a respiratory therapist.

Keith is a 2002 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelor of science in music education. While attending IUP, she participated in numerous ensembles including concert band, symphony band, orchestra, university chorus, chorale, marching band and various flute ensembles. She teaches music within the DuBois Area School District.

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