Public invited to WFU’s annual Halloween concert at midnight

The public is invited to attend the annual Halloween concert at Wake Forest University on Oct. 31. The free performance in Brendle Recital Hall will feature the Wake Forest Orchestra led by David Hagy. As is appropriate for the spooky holiday, the show begins at midnight.

The Halloween concert has become a tradition at Wake Forest. Each year, the performers, who are students and faculty members, dress in a variety of costumes and perform hi-jinks along with their usual repertoire of excerpts from music to be performed in future concerts. Each performance always begins with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor.”

In past performances, the “Energizer Bunny” has run across the stage during a performance, and the “Blues Brothers” have wowed the crowd. The musicians dress in coordinating costumes by section. The percussion section once dressed as characters from the “Wizard of Oz.”

All of the costumes and special tricks are kept secret until the performance.

The concert is free, but ticket reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling 336-758-5364.

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