Ashland University Choirs Present 'Singing Joyfully' at March Concert

3/15/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Department of Music presents "Singing Joyfully," a choral concert featuring three University vocal ensembles on Sunday, March 27, at 4 p.m. at the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of acting director Michael Seredick, the Ashland University Choir will perform the concert's theme piece "Sing Joyfully" by William Byrd followed by Mozart's "Regina Coeli" accompanied by Dr. Timothy Guenther on the organ.  The University Choir will also present Rachmaninoff's "Bogoroditse Devo," Robert Shaw's arrangement of Alice Parker's "Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal," "If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis and John Ferguson's arrangement of "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want."

The Ashland University Chamber Singers directed by Dr. Marla Butke will perform John Rutter's glorious choral work "Te Deum" based on one of the most ancient, and inspiring of Christian liturgical texts.  With organ accompaniment and a bright and joyful setting, the piece in two parts has a great sense of ceremony.

Stephanie Sikora will direct the Ashland University Women's Chorus singing "Laudamus te" from Vivaldi's "Gloria" and continuing with Robert Page's arrangement of the Ukrainian folk song "Tikho nad Richkoyu" and Marvin V. Curtis' arrangement of "This Little Light of Mine." The Women's Chorus will also perform "Crossing the Bar" by Gwyneth Walker and Barbara Baker's arrangement of Charles Albert Tindley's "The Storm Is Passing Over."

For more information about the "Singing Joyfully" choral concert, visit<> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or<>.

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