1953-12-11; Central Michigan Life
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; VOX^ CENTRAL MICHIGAN COU^V^ 1953 NO. 11 SURPRISE FEATURE of the music department's Christmas Concert held last Monday was a musical Christmas tree formed by members of the Varsity Choir. CMCE Christmas Concert Pleases Audience by Mary Ellen Sweeney "Christmas Comes Again" was the title and theme of the annual Christmas Concert presented last Monday evening in Warriner Auditorium. The curtain opened on the Concert Choir against a background which gave the illusion of multicolored stained glass windows in a modern effect. "Hodie Christus naius est" (Today Christ Is Born), a joyful proclamation of ihe birth of Christ by G. P. Palesirina, was their opening number. It set ihe audience in ihe true spirit of ihe t i Chrisimas season. "The Shepherds Had an Angel" by Maurice Besly with soloists, Angela Di Ceglie, Saginaw freshman, soprano; and Jack Johnson, Six Lakes freshman, oboe; and "Mary Had a Baby" arranged by William Dawson with soloist, Betty Rae Brisse, Harbor Beach sophomore, soprano were highlights of this portion. The second part of the program featured the Madrigal Singers, members of the Concert Choir. Their name is taken from Old English meaning the singing of a lyric set to music, unaccompanied, and in parts. Among their numbers were: the ancient English, "Wassail, Wassail"; "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" by Gustav Hoist with William Knapp, Mt. Pleasant freshman, tenor soloist; and "Lullabye on Christmas Eve" by F. Melius Christiansen with Lorraine Oster- m a n, Standish sophomore, soprano soloist. .The Modern Dance Group with the background singing of the Concert Choir began the third portion of the Christmas Concert. The frolicsome "Serbian Crib Carol" arranged by Harvey Gaul was their first number followed by the traditional "The Twelve Days of Christmas" arranged by1 Mae Nightingale. The Womens' Glee Club followed the dancers with the Tyrolean "Shepherd's Christmas Carol." "A Rockin' All Night" a soft, sentimental spiritual from St. Helena Island with Beverly Fitzgerald, Morley freshman, as soprano soloist concluded the third part of "Christmas Comes Again." As the curtain rose on the last part of "Christmas Comes Again" the audience was pleasantly surprised with a living Christmas tree made up of members of the Varsity Choir. The girls, in bright- colored sweaters represented the decorations. Dianne Eissinger, Flushing sophomore, and Don Kasper, Bay City sophomore, are to be commended for their excellent readings during- the program. Christmas Decorations, Parties Planned by Central Dormitories Once again, with the coming of Christmas, the dormitories are planning their annual Christmas parties. . Barnard Hall girls and Mrs. Moore will celebrate Christmas at their annual party at 10 p.m. December 17. The party will last about an hour during which games will be played and food served, ine residents will then retire to their rooms for their individual parties. The next morning will follow the annual ritual in which the President of the dormitory awakens Mrs. Moore, candles are lighted, and together they carol through the halls until all the girls are awakened and assembled. A candlelight breakfast will then be served in ihe Food Commons. Both ihe inside and outside of Barnard Hall are being decorated for ihe occasion, according io Mrs. Moore. Sloan Hall residents are also decorating their dormitory for ™eir annual Christmas party. After caroling in the evening the girls will meet for the party at the dormitory. Gifts will be exchanged and lunch served. This Party will also be on Thursday, December 17. The following morning the residents and Mrs. Smith will be served breakfast by candlelight at Important Notices In the spirit of the season, Dr. Charles Anspach, president of Central, will play host to the faculty of CMC at a Christmas party at Keeler Union Ballroom Monday, December 14, at 8 p.m. The All-College Christmas Caroling Party-will take place Tuesday evening, December 15. The party is scheduled to start at 7 p.m., but assembling will start before this time in Keeler Union lobby. All CMC students are invited to take part in the caroling. Election of the WRA freshman representative will take place Monday, December 14, from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Freshman women may vote in their respective dormitories or in Warriner Hall if they live off campus. the Food Commons. Mrs. Smith said the girls are also decorating their individual rooms, windows, and doors for the coming event. Ronan Hall will have its annual Christmas Cabaret Thursday evening, December 17, at 8 p.m. in the recreation room. A night club atmosphere will prevail, with a floor show, singing waiters, a cigarette "girl," dancing, and refreshments. Ron Kieft, Holland junior, will be master of ceremonies. The party will be for Ronan residents and their invited guests. Barnes Hall's annual Christmas party took place Thursday, December 10, from 7 uniil 9:30 p.m. in ihe recreation room. , , , The party consisted of a dance for Barnes Hall residents Mid their guests, with an added bit of caroling. The speech competency tests are scheduled for January 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. and January 9 from 9 to 12 p.m. Students needing to take these tests may arrange to do so in the office of the Division of Clinical Services, W261. MISS RUTH HARRIS, Battle Creek freshman,, was recently elected freshman' representative to the Associated Women Students'. One hundred' sixty one freshmen women voted. 7/ie Messiah' to Be Presented Here by Festival Chorus Next Wednesday The music department of Central Michigan College will present the Festival Chorus of 225 voices and the Festival Orchestra in Handel's "Messiah" Wednesday, December 16, at 8:15 p.m. in Warriner Hall Auditorium. This presentation will be directed by Dr. Eugene Grove, director of choral groups. Four outstanding soloists have been secured for this concert. They are Dr. Philip Duey, baritone, director of the University of Michigan Mens' Glee Club; Professor James De Jonge, tenor, teacher of voice at Calvin College; Beatrice Brody Larsen, contralto, soloist in the Central Methodist Church at Lansing; and Mrs. Betty LaLone Ryan, soprano, Flint senior and a music major at Central Michigan College. This will be the second consecutive year that Mrs. Ryan has sung the soprano role in the annual presentation of the "Messiah" at Central. Several new selections by ihe Festival Chorus have been prepared for ihis year's concert. Some new solos also have been included in ihe program. For example, ihe famous Bass aria, "And ihe trumpet shall sound," will be heard wiih Robert Klump, Saginaw senior, playing the trumpet pari wiih piano and organ accompaniment. Ray Koos, CMC instructor in piano, will provide the piano accompaniment for the soloists. Mrs. Harriet Collin, organist at the Mt. Pleasant First Presbyterian Church, will be the organist. Lo- rentz Hansen, assistant professor of music at Central, organized the Festival Orchestra and will be the concertmaster for the program. Accompanist for the early rehearsals of the chorus was Louise Gillett, Evart sophomore. BETTY LALONE RYAN The public is cordially invited to attend this year's "Messiah" concert. No admission will be charged. Adult Educators Here Holding Conference,- Taylor, Rather Speak Ninety superintendents, county superintendents, and adult educators from northern Michigan are on campus today to attend the final day of a two-day conference on adult education programs. Appearing on ihe program today will be Loy LaSalle, director o f adult education in Lansing, speaking on ihe subject, "How Does a Director raise ihe Level of Adult Education in his Community." Henry Ponitz, Siaie director of adult education, will also be heard discussing "Paper Work Connected with an Adult Education Program." "College Participation in an Adult Education Program" will be the topic for a panel discussion, with representatives of the University of Michigan, Michigan State College, Ferris Institute, and Central Michigan College participating. The meetings are expected to be adjourned at noon. Opening the conference yesterday afternoon, the group heard a panel discussion "How to Start an Adult Education Program." The panel was composed of Otto Yntema, director of field serv- vices at Western Michigan College; William Baker, superintendent of schools at Mesick; Leonard Hansen, director of adult education at Cadillac; A. E. Rolph, director of adult education at Petoskey; R. R. Mick, superintendent of schools at East Tawas; Preston Tanis, director of Traverse City Community College; and Stanley VanLare, director of Alpena Community Colege. . A dinner was held last evening sponsored by ihe division of field services, wiih addresses by Clair Taylor, superintendent of p u b 1 i c instruction in. Michigan, and Arthur Rather, superintendent of schools at Ionia. Entertainment was furnished by ihe CMC A Capella Choir and ihe Madrigal Singers under ihe direction of Dr. Eugene Grove. W. C. Smith, director of the division of field services, is chairman of the conference. Annual Christmas Ball Set Tonight Lamont Corp and his orchestra will play for the annual All-College Christmas Ball tonight in Keeler Union Ballroom. The dance, which will start at 9 p.m., will be semi-formal. Corsages are banned. Sponsored by the Associated Women Students and the Men's Christmas Coffee Hour Slated Dec. 13 by AWS The Associated Women Students will present the annual Christmas Coffee Hour for faculty and students Sunday, December 13 „ from 4 to 6 p.m. in Keeler Union Ballroom. Dr. Charles Anspach, president of Central Michigan College, will deliver his annual "Christmas Message" at this time. Angela Di Ceglie, Saginaw freshman; and Paul Oberle, Silverwood junior, wil sing Yuletide selections. Mrs. Olaf Steg, Mrs. Harry Miller, Miss Elma Lighter, and Miss Emma Cooper will preside at the coffee table. Arrangements for the Coffee Hour*0£e ' being made by Lois Price, Soo junior, general chairman. Assisting her are Shirley Schuette, Pigeon junior; Marlene Mudd, Midland sophomore; Shirley Heydrick, Lansing sophomore; B.onnie Bannan,., ;Saginaw •,. fresh-., man; and Margaret Sanford, Free- land junior. Union, the dance was formerly- known as the Charity Ball because all proceeds go to the AWS- MU Loan Fund. Gwen Loveday, Mi Pleasant sophomore, and LaVerne Wolf, Grand Rapids junior, are general chairmen of ihe balL Tickets may be obtained at the Dean of Women's office for $2.40. I Interfaith Program to Be Held Sunday An Interfaith Christmas Assembly sponsored by the "Newman; Club is set at Warriner Auditorium, December 13, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Father Edward Alt, pastor at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, will be the speaker, with Jim Strohmer, Detroit senior, as master of ceremonies. Two skits, "Littlest Angel" and "Our Lady's Juggler," will be presented. Betty Rae Brisse, Harbor Beach sophomore, soloist, is alsa scheduled for, the program. Group singing will conclude the program. 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|Title||1953-12-11; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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