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WSU A Cappella/Madrigals/Guest Choir

Event Date:Monday, October 22, 2012
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wiedemann Hall

The WSU A Cappella Choir and Madrigal Singers, along with special guest choir, the Wichita Northwest High School Concert Choir, presents "Left of Center."

The A Cappella Choir, Tom Wine director, explores the mystery of modern poetry with two settings of poems by e. e. cummings. Composer Randall Stroope sets the romantic "i carry my heart," followed by the inspirational creation of the world composed by Joshua Shank with the text "when god decided to invent." The concert opens with two selections based on the word "sing." "Sing Unto God" by Handel is contrasted with the lush setting by Gawthrop of "Sing me to Heaven." Rounding out the program is a charming piece, "El Hambo," which can best be described as folk dancing meets the Swedish Chef (of Sesame Street fame). The choir is honored to feature as guest artists two of the new faculty members, Selim Giray on violin, and Geoffrey Deibel on saxophone.

The WSU Madrigal Singers are presenting music that Wine describes as "a collection of little ditties. Several selections are composed as short songs to grab the audiences' attention such as "Quick! We have But a Second," the reflective "Gaelic Blessing." and an inspirational song from "Lord of the Rings," "May it Be." Delving into the arena of vocal jazz, the group presents "A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square" and an a cappella setting of the Beatles tune "In My Life." Their program concludes with a Glee style mash up of "I Feel Pretty" with "Lord, It's Hard to be Humble."

The Wichita Northwest Concert Choir, Amy Brown director, is preparing a program which ranges from the thick harmonic texture of "Os Justi" by Bruckner to the Gospel styled "Rejoice!" The choir has a rich tradition of choral excellence with consistent "superior ratings at state music festival.

Tickets for this event go on sale Oct. 1, 2012 and are available for $7 with discounts available. For more information and tickets, please call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.

Buy tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1767

Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Music

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