Culver-Stockton hosts Annual Pops Concert
Thursday, April 05, 2012
CANTON, Mo. -- Every spring as the academic year draws to a close, Culver-Stockton College music ensembles join forces to do something different--something lighthearted in the Annual C-SC Pops Concert.
On April 19 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium, the men of the college’s largest choral ensemble will get into the graduation spirit as they sing centuries-old university songs that characterize collegiate conviviality. These rousing fraternity tunes even inspired Johannes Brahms as he wrote Academic Overture for his own music doctorate from Breslau. The ladies of this large Collegiate Choir will join with students from the C-SC theatre department to perform incidental music Felix Mendelssohn wrote for Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. In full force, the Collegiate Choir directed by Dr. Elliot Jones, visiting assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, will sing Verdi's famous "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" from the opera Nabucco and popular spiritual, Ain't-a-that Good News, arranged by William Dawson.
In the instrumental portion of Pops, the C-S Wind Ensemble directed by Trent Hollinger, assistant professor of music, will demonstrate the delights that a wind band chamber ensemble of the college’s premier players can bring to a spring evening. The C-SC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Tom Polett, professor of music, will honor the spirit of Pops by featuring graduating seniors among the many fine student soloists from within the band in a sampler of jazz styles of the past 90 years.
The Annual Pops Concert is part of the Division of Fine Arts offerings in the C-SC Academic and Cultural Affairs program. It is open to the public free of charge. For further information, call the C-SC Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346.
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