Ashland University Women's Chorus Performing Fall Choral Concert with Friends from Galion and Hillsdale High School Choirs

10/4/10 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Fall Choral Concert will feature its own Ashland University Women's Chorus along with two area high school choral programs from Galion High School and Hillsdale High School. Free and open to the public, the concert is scheduled for Sunday, October 10, at 4 p.m. at the University's Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

Under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Stephanie Sikora, the 39-member Ashland University Women's Chorus will perform Handel's "Awake the Lofty Trumpet Sound"; David Childs' tender love song "I Am Not Yours"; Stephen Paulus' a cappella piece "The Road Home" with senior soloist Courtney Long; and a traditional spiritual arranged by Robert DeCormier "Let Me Fly" with freshman soloist Amanda Troyer.

Galion High School will feature its Showtunes ensemble led by Rick Walker, director of music activities and graduate of Ashland University's Department of Music. The 20 vocalists and accompanist Brian Nabors will present Thomas Morley's madrigal "Fire, Fire, My Heart"; "Corner of the Sky" from the musical Pippin arranged by John Cacavas; Donna Gartman Schultz's poetic "Remember"; and Moses Hogan's gospel "The Battle of Jericho."

Kimberly Wolbert will lead two ensembles from Hillsdale High School beginning with the 14-voice Falcon Singers performing three Stephen Foster madrigals including "Some Folks Do," "The Merry, Merry Month of May" and "Camptown Races." The Hillsdale High School Chorus with 51 members will follow with A. Jeffrey LaValley's gospel "Holy, Holy, Holy"; Linda Twine's spiritual "Come On Children Let's Sing" and Alan Menken's "Seize the Day" from Disney's Newsies.

For more information about the Fall Choral Concert or for a fall schedule of music department events, visit www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu<mailto:tapplega@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.