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Olde World Music club concert features winter favorites

The Olde World Music club will be holding its first official concert of the year on Dec. 6 with holiday favorites such as “Hark! The Herald Angel Sings” and “Deck the Halls.”

Club treasurer Elyse Komarzec said the club will be performing mostly Christmas and winter songs at the concert but will also perform music from “Legend of Zelda,” “Age of Empires,” “Game of Thrones” and a few traditional Celtic and medieval songs.

“We play stuff that has an old world feel,” Komarzec said. “A lot of the music that we play has roots in medieval times or something to that effect.”

The club, which meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center room 1142, is made up of mostly non-music major students. In fact, there is only one music major in the group of roughly 20 people. The club is open to all instrument players but currently consists of mostly string instruments.

“We have flutes, violins, bass guitar and percussion,” Komarzec said. “We have vocalists and a few obscure instruments, like the hurdy-gurdy and a few different types of pan-flutes.”

For Komarzec, the Olde World Music club is the perfect place to continue her music outside of the classroom.

“I did orchestra all through high school, but I’m not a music major or a minor,” she said. “I wanted to have a group where I could still perform but it wouldn’t take up a whole lot of time. I still get to perform, and I love it.”

Those wishing to join the Olde World Music club can check out its Facebook and OrgSync pages.

“We make it open to anyone who wants to join; we don’t have auditions or anything,” Komarzec said. “As long as you’re willing to put in the effort and try your best, then we take you in. It’s really like a family. We’re all really close, and we have a lot of fun performing together.”

The club previously performed at the Renaissance Festival during Family Weekend, but this concert will be its first official performance of the school year.

“We’re a relatively new organization,” Komarzec said. “We’re hoping that by having this concert, it will bring more people in the club and also more people interested in hearing us perform.”

The concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the lounge outside the LGBT Resource Center in the Kirkhof Center.


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