Clarke to Present Annual “For a Blessed Christmas,” Dec. 5-6

posted on November 18, 2009

The Clarke College Arts at Clarke Series and the Clarke College Music Department will present “For a Blessed Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6, in Sacred Heart Chapel on the Clarke campus.

The Saturday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday performance will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 and tickets can be reserved on-line at or by calling (563)584-8642 weekdays between 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Staged in the beauty of Clarke’s Sacred Heart Chapel, “For a Blessed Christmas” is a moving portrayal of the Christmas story through an exciting mix of narration and musical performances. This holiday tradition is a favorite in the Dubuque area and features performances by each of Clarke’s vocal and instrumental ensembles.

This year’s concert will feature guest soloist LaDonna Manternach, BVM, DMA, a 1982 Clarke graduate and associate professor of music at Clarke. While usually seen behind the baton, Manternach is an accomplished lyric soprano who has been a soloist for the Women’s Chorus of San Francisco, the Bay Area Community Chorus, and the Des Moines Concert Singers, among others.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.


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