Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus And A Cappella Ensemble Present Final Spring Concert

Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus And A Cappella Ensemble Present Final Spring Concert

4/17/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and a cappella ensemble Surround Sound present their final spring concert on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of music and director of choral activities, will conduct the Chamber Singers as they perform The Seasonings by fictitious composer P.D.Q. Bach. This famous oratorio is a musical satire of Joseph Haydn's The Seasons. The piece will feature soloists as well as common and uncommon instruments.

Dr. Marla Butke, associate professor of music, will direct the Women's Chorus with accompaniment by pianists Rachel Crow and Eddie Carney; DR Haught on flute; Jane Reed, violin; and Tyler Watson, percussion. The program for the Women's Chorus will include Mozart's Dona Nobis Pacem, the art songs Will There Really Be a Morning andUntraveled Worlds, and John Rutter's The Lord Bless You and Keep You which will feature the senior women.

The student-led a cappella ensemble Surround Sound will perform three tunes including Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers' Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, the jazz standard Solitude, and Katy Perry's E.T.

For more information about the Spring Choral Concert or the Department of Music, visit www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950or tapplega@ashland.edu.    

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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. ###