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Nov. 27, 2006 -- No. 563

UNC Library's 'Winter Stories'
to offer music, tales on Dec. 7

"Through a Frosty Window" will be the theme of the 14th annual "Winter Stories" program, set for 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in UNC's Wilson Library. A reception at 5 p.m. will precede the program, designed for families and children of all ages. Both events will be free and open to all.

Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at UNC's School of Information and Library Science, will tell seasonal tales, as will master's degree students from the school, Elizabeth Matson and Megan Hendershot.

"Winter Stories" also will include music of the season by University Library employees Kate Barnhart and Kris Walz and by Laurie Neuerburg, a graduate student in information and library science.

"Winter Stories" is sponsored by Friends of the Library. For more information, contact Liza Terll at (919) 962-4207 or liza_terll@unc.edu.

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Concert of Elizabethan music
set for Dec. 10 in Wilson Library

The UNC Consort of Viols will perform a concert of Elizabethan music from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 10 in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library on campus.

Selections that might have been heard in an English manor house around the year 1600 are planned for the free public concert.
"This is music that Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh might have known," said Brent Wissick, UNC music professor and director of the student ensemble.

Ensemble members play period instruments such as the viola da gamba, a bowed instrument with frets and six strings that was popular in Renaissance Europe. The ensemble will be joined by several vocalists, who will sing both serious and light music that might have been performed by a family and their guests during the holiday season.

Concert-goers will be invited to view exhibitions in the North Carolina Collection Gallery - especially the Sir Walter Raleigh Room, which is lined with Elizabethan paneling and decorated with furnishings from the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. For information about the concert, contact Glenn McDonald at 962-1039 or gmcdonal@email.unc.edu. For information about the North Carolina Collection Gallery, contact Neil Fulghum at 962-1172 or rfulghum@email.unc.edu.

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