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Spring Choral Showcase April 23

April 19, 2010

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indiana State University Department of Music will present a Spring Choral Showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23 in the new University Hall Theater, located in the Bayh College of Education.

The concert, featuring the ISU Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, and Sycamore Singers, will begin with the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Sycamore Singers will offer selections from many of the British composer's musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Song and Dance, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera.

Soloists will include Shelley Mitchell, Kyle Courtney, Emily Midgett, Terran Parrish, Anna Buck, Tara Cody, and Will Buchanan.

The Women's Chorale, under the direction of Mark Carlisle, will feature works by Laura Farnell, Randall Stroope, Bob Chilcott, and Indiana composer, Greg Gilpin.

The ISU Concert Choir, conducted by Scott Buchanan, will conclude the program with an exciting and diverse repertoire of international contemporary choral music. Brudemarjs fra Sørfold, a traditional Norwegian wedding march by Bjorn Andor Drage, will feature Kurt Baer on soprano saxophone. Arranged by Ben Allaway, Takwaba Uwabanga Yesu is an exciting rhythmic work performed in three languages. An Afro-Celtic Diddle, by Michael Coolen, combines Irish melodies with African rhythms.

The choir will also perform works by American composers Rene Clausen, Damon Dandridge, and Darla Eshelman.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the choral office at 812-237-4590.


Contact: Scott Buchanan, director of Choral Activities, 812-237-2763

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, 812-237-3783 or