Spring choral concert set for March 31

March 22 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Indiana State University department of music will perform works encompassing a variety of styles and genres at its annual Spring Choral Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Centenary United Methodist Church, directly across from the ISU campus on Seventh Street.

The concert will feature the ISU Women's Chorale and Sycamore Singers, under the direction of Mark Carlisle. The Women's Chorale will feature arrangements by Rene Clausen, Vijay Singh, and Bob Chilcott. The Sycamore Singers will perform "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and a vocal arrangement of the overture to Rossini's opera, "The Barber of Seville." Other arrangements of contemporary pop tunes will be heard, as well as some early music from the 15th and 16th centuries.

The ISU Concert Choir, under the direction of ISU Director of Choral Activities, Scott Buchanan, will perform a diverse program, including works by Claude Debussy, Knut Nystedt, Morten Lauridsen, and Randall Thompson. Two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be presented to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the great composer's birth. The program will conclude with music from the 1960's musical, "Purlie."

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact Scott Buchanan at (812) 237-2763 or visit the department's website at http://www.indstate.edu/music

Contact: Scott Buchanan, director of choral activities, (812) 237-2763 or mibuchan@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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ISU department of music will hold its annual Spring Choral Showcase.

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