U of O to offer Halloween events

Release Date: 10/18/2007

Clarksville, Ark. -- The University of the Ozarks will present a pair of Halloween events that are free and open to the community on Monday, Oct. 29, and Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Starting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29, Dr. Sharon Gorman, associate professor of music and university organist, will present her seventh annual Halloween Organ Concert in Munger Chapel. The university’s Residential Hall Association (RHA) will present the annual evening of Haunted Housing for the local community starting at 6 p.m., Oct. 31, on the Ozarks campus.

The Halloween Organ Concert will feature the usual bag of musical tricks and treats, with music both scary and funny. Dr. Gorman will perform music from such films as Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter, The Wizard of Oz and Jurassic Park. The program will conclude with a rendition of Monster Mash and Boellmann’s Toccata from the Suite Gothique. Assisting with the concert this year will be the University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Mikael Lindström; organist Jeanine Myers; and a mystery guest. The audience is encouraged to come in costume and the concert is children-friendly.

The Haunted Housing, which is free and open to all area children ages 12 and under, will include trick-or-treating tours of several of the university’s residential halls. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and parents can accompany their children on the tours.

The escorted tours of the Halloween-decorated halls will begin in King Residence Hall. The candy that will be passed out by students will be purchased by U of O officials. The tours will run until approximately 8 p.m.

For more information on the Haunted Housing, please contact the Student Life Office at 979-1436.