Community invited to MVNU Music Department spring concerts
April 12, 2016 - 12:14 PM
MOUNT VERNON — The Music Department at Mount
Vernon Nazarene University will present three spring concerts that are
free and open to the public.
The first concert will occur at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, in
Thorne Performance Hall and will involve several of the smaller
ensembles. Chamber Winds will present works that are all circus-themed.
Flute Choir and Goliards Chamber Choir will both perform a variety of
music. And Treble Singers Women's Choir will offer uplifting classics
such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and selections from The Sound of Music.
The MVNU Jazz Band will present a casual evening of music at 7:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 21, in the Prince Student Union. The concert
will feature a mix of big band music including Jazz, pop, and Broadway
standards with special tributes to the late Natalie Cole and Maurice
White by vocalists Mikey McPherson and Kendra Vosler.
Then the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Collegians Chorale will
perform a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in the R.R.
Hodges Chapel Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble's program will include
Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" conducted by senior Nicholas DeWalt, works by
Alfred Reed and David Holsinger, and a saxophone solo featuring senior
Audra Thomas. Collegians Chorale will present Z. Randall Stroope's
dramatic work "Conversion of Saul," an engaging French folk song
"J'entends le Moulin by Patriquin," and two very contrasting Kyrie
movements, one from Palestrina's Missa Brevis, and the other from The High Lonesome Mass
by Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsay performed in a bluegrass style
incorporating the spiritual "Do Lord" with a bluegrass combo. The
ensembles will collaborate on several selections as well, including "The
Awakening" by Joseph Martin, and "The Lord's Prayer" by Albert Hay
Malotte arranged by Bradley Knight.
These ensembles perform frequently on campus and in various
off-campus venues. Members represent a variety of academic majors and
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