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YSU’s Carols & Cocoa and Dana Holiday Concert set for Dec. 4

Cocoa and cookies will be available at intermission.

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music will present its annual holiday music extravaganza, Carols & Cocoa and Dana Holiday Concert, at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 4) at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

The evening will begin with Carols & Cocoa in Stambaugh’s Ballroom, featuring seasonal favorites performed by the Dana Clarinet Ensemble, Dana Flute Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Stambaugh Chorus, Dana Horn Choir, Dana Chorale, YSU Barbershop Chorus: “One Achord” and the Festival Symphonic Choir. New ensembles performing this year include Voices of YSU and the Gospel Choir. The performance will conclude with an audience holiday sing-along.

At intermission, cocoa provided by Stambaugh Auditorium and cookies brought by Dana School of Music students will be available in the upper lobby.

The Dana Holiday Concert will then be presented in the Concert Hall, including music performed by the YSU Wind Ensemble, Dana Symphony Orchestra, Dana Chorale and the Festival Symphonic Choir.

Dana alumnus Victor Cardamone is returning for a solo performance. The Franklin High School Madrigal, Howland High School Chamber Choir and Stambaugh Chorus are guest performers.

Ticket prices are $11 for adults, $6 for students from other schools and senior citizens. The event is free for children under 12 and anyone with a valid YSU ID. Tickets, which are all general admission, may be purchased in advance at the Stambaugh Auditorium box office, by phone at 330-259-0555 or online at Tickets also will be available that evening.
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