Christmas Carillon Recital Set for Dec. 8

Dec. 2, 1998

by Richard Veit

Lynnette Geary of Waco will present a carillon recital of Christmas music on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Baylor University. She will perform on Baylor's McLane Carillon at 7 p.m. in the Pat Neff Hall Tower on the Baylor campus.

Geary, who studies with Baylor Carillonneur Dr. Herbert Colvin, serves the university as administrative assistant for the department of history. A member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, she was recently one of the featured performers in the 10th-anniversary celebration of the McLane Carillon. From 1981 to 1988, she was carillonneur at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Waco.

The Christmas recital will open with Colvin's arrangement of the "Doxology." Geary will play "Veni Emmanuel" and "Sleepers, Wake" from Roy Hamlin Johnson's "Carillon Book for the Liturgical Year." Three settings by Milford Myhre will follow -- "Angels We Have Heard on High," "I Wonder As I Wander" and "Once in Royal David's City."

The program will continue with an arrangement by Raymond Keldermans of "What Child Is This?" (otherwise known as "Greensleeves") and William De Turk's setting of "Good Christian Men, Rejoice."

The program will conclude with Beverly Buchanan's arrangements of six familiar Christmas carols -- "O Little Town of Bethlehem," "The First Noel," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Of the Father's Love Begotten" and "O Come, All Ye Faithful."

This recital is free and open to the public. Weather permitting, listeners are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and printed programs will be distributed on Founders Mall in front of Pat Neff Hall. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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