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All You Need Is Love Will Rock Your Valentines Day

Published: January 25, 2017 | Author: Lola Taylor | Category: Arts

All You Need Is Love concert flyerThe SUU Concert Choir, Luminosa Women’s Choir, Opus Chamber Choir, and the Phat Old Professors and Friends are joining forces for the 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Choir Show, featuring an evening of music from one of the greatest bands of all time: The Beatles. All You Need Is Love will be performed in the Heritage Center Theater on February 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

This concert celebrates more than 50 years of magic with The Beatles. From the early British Invasion music to their later masterpieces, The Beatles defined the sound of a generation and continue to be enormously influential.  SUU Director of Choral Activities and Music Technology, Dr. Steven Meredith, said that he began planning this concert over a year ago. “When I became the choir director here at SUU, one of the first things that I wanted to establish was an annual 'Rock and Roll' show, because it was something new for our vocal groups. I was looking forward to this show, because the music of The Beatles is so meaningful to people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds.”

This year’s show, titled All You Need is Love, features some of the Beatles greatest hits, such as Here Comes the Sun, Yesterday, Hey Jude, Something in the Way She Moves, and Ticket to Ride. The show will feature the SUU Choirs, specialized video presentations outlining the history of the Beatles, and a guest appearance by the Phat Old Professors and Friends, a fan favorite from last year’s concert.

When asked about her participation in the show, SUU graduate student Corlissa Jensen said, “I love the opportunities that we have to sing a wide range of music and musical styles. As a person who looks forward to making a living as a singer, I realize how important this is because audiences are so diverse. And, of course, this music is so much fun to sing because everyone knows it so well."

Make this Valentine’s Day one you won’t forget. Bring that special someone and enjoy a fun-filled evening with incredible music and entertainment. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for alumni with card, and $5 for youth. SUU faculty, staff, and students can get in free with a valid ID card. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.suu.edu/cpva, on campus at the Centrum Ticket Office, or at the door the night of the event. This concert promises to be very popular, so get your tickets early.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring nearly 600 majors in the College. Over 1,100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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