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ISU Spring Choral Showcase set for April 5

April 3, 2019

The Indiana State University School of Music will present a Spring Choral Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the University Hall Theater.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature the Indiana State University Chorale, Women's 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. "We just hosted a very successful International Music and Culture Festival on our campus, with guests from six different countries. It was our first time planning such an event, and it has kept us busy most of this semester. Additionally, next week, many of our students are participating in the Lyric Theater Workshop, which will perform scenes from works by Donizetti, Offenbach and Gilbert and Sullivan."

Friday's program will feature three of ISU's choral ensembles. The University Chorale, under the direction of Buchanan and Graduate Assistant Logan Williams, will perform a diversity set of repertoire, featuring works by Palestrina, Williametta Spencer, James Erb, Damon Dandridge, Kenneth and Kirsten Lampl and Mack Wilberg. Jon Treadway will serve as the accompanist.

The Women's Choir will also offer a diverse program including selections by Peter Anglea, Antonin Dvořák, Andrea Ramsey, Kim Andre Arnesen, Ola Gjeilo and Christi Jones. 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 "Fly Me to the Moon," "Watch What Happens" and "A Night in Tunisia." Loida Pineda serves as the director of that ensemble and David Gibbs is the accompanist.

University Hall Theater is located in the Bayh College of Education building. For more information, call 812-237-4590.

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Contact: Scott Buchanan, School of Music, Indiana State University, at 812-237-2763 or Scott.Buchanan@indstate.edu.