Choral groups perform spring concert

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Emily Clements, junior in vocal performance, and Budy Ricardson, junior in percussion performance, sing during the final rehearsal for the spring choral concert Tuesday afternoon in Akin Auditorium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Emily Clements, junior in vocal performance, and Buddy Richison, junior in percussion performance, sing during the final rehearsal for the spring choral concert Tuesday afternoon in Akin Auditorium. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Two university choral groups, 34 singers, performed Tuesday night, singing sacred music, lighter music and secular music.

James Schuppener, music professor, said, “If you did a full program with very slow heavy music they might lose interest.”

After joining the University Singers, a group that rehearses on Monday nights, by open audition, Bailee Fleming, junior in music education, said, “I’ve been singing all my life, and I thinks its a great stress reliever. I want to be a choir director in the future so being a part of the university singers is great.”

Mark Arnold, sophomore in vocal performance, said, “This is my second semester in the university singers, and it’s pretty  fun. It’s a small group and you can interact more with everyone else in the group.”

The people that make up the singers are close and they’ve known each other for some time creating a more intimate experience when they perform on stage, something the singers said they find important.

Buddy Richison, junior in percussion performance, said, “With a smaller group you have a chance to do harder music and challenge yourself.”

About 100 people attended the free concert in Akin Auditorium.

University Singers

  • Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Surley He Hath Borne Our Griefs by Karl Heinrich Graun
  • E’en So, Lord Jesus Quickly Come by Paul Manz
  • Witness by Jack Halloran
  • Placido E II Mar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • A Red, Red Rose by Z. Randall Stroope
  • A Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter
  • Joy in the Morning by Natalie Sleeth

Midwestern Singers

  • Say Love by John Dowland, arr. James McCray
  • Shut de Do by Randy Stonehill, arr. Mark Hayes
  • The Cloths of Heaven by Z. Randall Stroope
  • Rhythm of Life by Cy Coleman, arr. Richard Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

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