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ISU School of Music to present Spring Choral Showcase

April 11, 2018

The Indiana State University School of Music will present a Spring Choral Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the University Hall Theater, located in the Bayh College of Education building. The program will feature the ISU Women's Choir, Concert Choir and Sycamore Singers.

"This concert is the culmination of a very busy stretch for the students in our music program," said Scott Buchanan, ISU director of choral activities. "The month of April is pretty busy for us. The School of Music participated in the Inauguration Ceremony of President Curtis last week. We are also coming off a four-day run of the musical, "Urinetown"", which was a collaboration with the Department of Theater. And, next week, many of our students are participating in a very large project, as they will present sensory-friendly performances of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" for students with special needs. Our music education faculty have partnered with the Vigo County School Corporation to provide a great opportunity for these students to come to our campus and experience this wonderful piece."

Thursday's program will feature three of ISU's choral ensembles. The University Chorale, under the direction of Buchanan, will perform a diversity set of repertoire, featuring works by Mozart, Paul Mealor, Jake Runestad, Daniel Elder, Jacob Narverud, and Rollo Dilworth. David Gibbs will serve as the accompanist.

"I really hope people will take notice that this concert is on a Thursday night, instead of our usual Friday. We have received tremendous audience support throughout the years, and I hope they will come out on a Thursday. I had to change the concert date because my daughter is getting married two days later. I was told Friday night was out", Buchanan said.

The Women's Choir will also offer a diverse program, including selections by Donald Moore, Antonin Dvořák, Sarah Quartel, Greg Jasperse, Dan Forrest, and Alberto Nepomuceno. Graduate Assistant, Isis Carvalho, a native of Brazil, will serve as soloist on the last piece. Yana Weinstein will conduct and Jin Hee Kim will serve as accompanist.

The Sycamore Singers will open the concert with a variety of vocal jazz charts, including a few old, familiar tunes such as "Tears in Heaven", "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", and "Over the Rainbow". The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 237-4590.