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Midland University to host annual Colors of Christmas

Midland University to host annual Colors of Christmas

Nov 29th , 2017

Midland University Arts will again kick off the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 3, with the Colors of Christmas. The 2 p.m. concert will be held in the Wikert Event Center.

Admission to the concert is free, although a freewill offering will be taken.

“This wonderful community event is one of our most popular performance of the entire year,” said Rex Barker, Director of Performing Arts and Instrumental Music. “Colors of Christmas is an opportunity for all of our musical groups to perform, and it helps get everyone in the holiday spirit.”

Joining Midland University’s vocal and instrumental groups and the NAIA national champion dance team will be special guests Delene W. McConnaha, Ryan Dusso and the Pathfinder Chorus.

McConnaha of Muscatine, Iowa, is active in the performing arts in the Mississippi River town, acting, singing and producing productions for the Pearl City Players and other groups. A life-long performer, she sang classical and operatic musical professionally for nearly 20 years, including an opportunity to perform on the Metropolitan Opera stage. Mrs. McConnaha has studied with well-known and influential coaches and teachers, and has provided private voice lessons as well. She and her husband, Parker, have five grown children.

Dusso is a Midland University and Young Americans alumnus who lives in Fremont. He teaches music at Clarkson Public Schools, leading the elementary band and high school choir as well as directing the school’s one act productions and serving as the speech coach. While at Midland, Mr. Dusso performed in several theatrical productions and was a member of the Clef Dwellers and other musical ensembles. He also has appeared in productions by the Elkhorn Community Theater. A native of Marinette, Wisconsin, he is engaged to Sara Taverner.

The Pathfinder Chorus, which is based in Fremont, is a multiple Central States District AAA Chorus Champion and top 20 finalist in international competition.

Midland University Arts exists to enhance the experience of the university’s students. With more than 250 performing arts opportunities, the program has been built with the students at the center. Students have opportunities to grow, learn, collaborate and live out their passions. Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located just 20 minutes from Omaha in Fremont. Midland offers more than 30 majors and academic programs, and four graduate programs, including the area’s first hybrid MBA program.