C-SC Division of Fine Arts hosts annual Pops Concert
Friday, March 25, 2011
CANTON, Mo. – The Culver-Stockton College Division of Fine Arts will host its annual Pops Concert on April 18, 2011 in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the C-SC campus. This perennially popular concert experience will include performances by the C-SC Collegiate and Chamber Choirs, directed by Dr. Kevin Baker, associate professor of music, as well as the Jazz and Wind Ensembles.
Starting the evening, the Collegiate Choir will showcase folk tunes of the American south and west including Blow the Candles Out arranged by Gregg Smith, The Yellow Rose of Texas arranged by John LeaVitt, Old Dan Tucker arranged by John LeaVitt, Deep River arranged by Roy Ringwald and Nelly Bly arranged by Jack Halloran. This large, open audition choir’s performance will conclude with a rendition of Down by the Riverside arranged by John Rutter, and will include an audience participation section.
Members of the smaller C-SC Chamber Choir, a highly select ensemble in the C-SC choral program, will perform Summertime from Porgy and Bess arranged by Mark Hayes and Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho arranged by Mark Hayes.
The Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of C-SC Professor of Music Dr. Tom Polett, will present selections featuring senior members of the ensemble in standard charts and improvisation. Saxophonist Josh Koehler, senior music major from Jackson, Mo.; trumpeters Drew Thompson, senior biological chemistry major from San Antonio, Texas, and Jamie O'Brien, senior music major from Winfield, Mo.; and trombonist Scott Uhlott, senior music education major from Rantoul, Ill., will be featured soloists and recognized for their contributions to the Jazz Ensemble.
The Culver-Stockton College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Trent A. Hollinger, will "let their hair down" to perform Eric Whitacre's Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! This unusual work comically depicts Godzilla eating his way through the many musical styles found in Las Vegas and includes several entertaining visual elements.
The annual Pops Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the C-SC Fine Arts Division at email@example.com or (573) 288-6413.
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