Fall Choral Showcase Explores New Sounds

Published: October 19, 2006 | Read Time: 1 minutes

The SUU Music Department will present the Fall Choral Showcase and Lowrey Organ Dedication in Thorley Recital Hall on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 7:30 PM. This concert features the SUU choirs in some highly diverse music and at the same time dedicates the Music Department’s new Lowrey concert organ, a generous gift of Mr. Douglas Cline, who previously owned and played this particular organ.

“Mr. Cline’s gift has opened a whole new world of music possibilities for the department,” says Grace St. Pierre, director of choral activities and voice. “The organ’s versatility is one of its greatest assets, and students can now explore new musical repertoire.”

The program is an exciting and eclectic mix of music specially written for the organ that will display the amazing sonic capabilities of this wonderful instrument. The program features Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, a work written for organ and choir, and also celebrates music from the Swing and Big Band Era, classical selections from oratorio and opera, gospel and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

SUU Concert Choir and OPUS Chamber Choir will perform under the direction of Grace St. Pierre. Featured on the Lowrey concert organ will be Lawrence Johnson, with student pianists Teresa Grimshaw and Emily Sain.

Tickets for the concert are $6 for General Admission, $4 for SUU Faculty and Staff, $3 for Students, and SUU Students attend for free with a valid student ID. For more information call 435-865-8800 or go online to www.suu.edu/arts

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