SUU Department of Music will present a concert by the SUU Brass Ensemble and OPUS Chamber Choir on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Thorley Recital Hall. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.
The SUU Brass Ensemble will perform works arranged specifically for brass instruments. Selections will include “It is Well With My Soul,” by Philip Bliss, “Jazzalogue No. 1,” by Joseph Turrin, “Fanfare for Caterbury Cathedral,” by David Sampson, and excerpts from “Pictures at an Exhibition,” by Modeste Mussorgsky. The Brass Ensemble will combine with OPUS Chamber Choir to perform “I’m Seventeen Come Sunday,” by Percy Grainger. The Brass Ensemble will be conducted by Dr. Mark Stickney, Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at SUU.
In addition to collaborating with the Brass Ensemble, OPUS chamber choir will perform songs about love from a variety of perspectives. From puppy love to heartbreaks, there will be a selection for everyone, including “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square,” arranged by Gene Puerling, “Dirait-On,” by Morten Lauridsen, “Weep, O Mine Eyes,” by John Bennet, “Respect,” by Otis Redding, “Dive Into You,” by the Housejacks, and “Gaelic Blessing,” by Daniel Gawthrop. OPUS Chamber Choir is directed by Dr. Keith Bradshaw, Music Department Chair.