Hope Comes from Transformations SUU Choir Concert

Published: September 29, 2020 | Author: Ashley H Pollock | Category: Arts

The first concert of the Music Masterwork Series is Friday, October 2, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center Theater. SUU Choirs will perform together under the direction of Dr. Krystal McCoy in a Musical Theatre concert titled, Transformations. They will be joined by two high schools, Cedar Valley High School choir, directed by Kyle Harper and West High School choir, directed by Melinda Benson, for the final combined piece. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Southern Utah University faculty, staff, and students are free with a valid ID card. Faculty and staff IDs are allowed one guest. Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the concert or online at www.suu.edu/pva. Audience members will be required to wear masks.SUU Choir Concert

Sara Larsen, sophomore Theatre Arts major from Vernal, Utah shares, “My favorite piece is probably ‘Stay, I Pray You’ from Anastasia because it’s a very beautiful, emotional piece as well as being from the first show I ever saw on Broadway. This whole concert revolves around different issues we’re currently dealing with due to COVID. The whole theme is about transformations and we have songs dealing with working past difficult situations which is very accurate for what everyone is experiencing right now. We all need that reminder in our life that there is a ray of hope no matter how dark things seem now.”

The choirs will perform songs from Anastasia, Rent, American Idiot, Kiss Me, Kate, The Band’s Visit, Shrek, Waitress, Man of La Mancha, Hello, Dolly, and Next to Normal. All choir members are required to wear masks as they perform. Audience members will also be required to wear masks. Names and phone numbers of each party will be taken to correspond with the current COVID measures being taken by the state. No paper programs will be handed out at this event. Audience members will be able to scan a QR code to have the program electronically or can find the program at http://go.suu.edu/2020-10-02-transformations.

With regard to rehearsing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cobe Clark, sophomore Music Education major from St. George, Utah, says, “Learning to sing in a mask has been interesting, but I'm glad that we're still able to put on this concert. I've had to get better at breath support, because it's harder to get in deep breaths in a mask. In preparing for the concert, Clark goes on to say, “I've learned that life can be beautiful despite crazy challenges and music is a great release for hard feelings. If your life has been changed before, you'll find something to relate to in this show.”

Find hope while listening to the music from Transformations SUU Choir Concert. For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 26 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, music and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 700 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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