FSU Presents the Spring Choral Concert
The Frostburg State University Chamber Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 16 Washington St., Cumberland, Md. The concert will be conducted by Dr. Karen Soderberg and accompanied by pianist Dr. Jay DeWire. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Chamber Choir performance will include the sacred works “Miserere” by Gregorio Allegri, “Veni, sancte Spiritus” by David Hamilton and “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Z. Randall Stroope. The final performance will feature Catherine Mayhew, student conductor. The secular selections of the concert feature Australian composers Stephen Leek’s “Ngana” and “Ngayulyul” and Sarah Hopkins’ “Past Life Melodies.” These works echo Aboriginal culture and spirit.
The Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform “Straighten Up and Fly Right” arranged by Kirby Shaw, Sammy Nestico’s “Wind Machine” arranged by Paris Rutherford, “Black is the Color” arranged by Jacques Rizzo, Charlie Parker’s “Anthropology” arranged by Rutherford, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” arranged by Gene Puerling, “Blues for Elise” arranged by Ken Kraintz and Dave Barduhn’s “A Case of the Mondays.”
The program will end with Sam Cook’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” featuring tenor Andre Wilson, and two rousing spirituals by Sean Ivory and Paul Caldwell, “Daniel in the Lion’s Den,” featuring Britany Poindexter as student conductor, and “John the Revelator,” accompanied by DeWire.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church 16 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502