Spring Choral Concert Features Four Vocal Ensembles

Spring Choral Concert Features Four Vocal Ensembles

3/11/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Spring Choral Concert features four University vocal ensembles including the Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and the student a cappella group Surround Sound on Sunday, March 16, at 4 p.m. at 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 Ashland University Chamber Singers performing J.S. Bach's Organ Fugue along with Daniel Gawthrop’s “Sing Me to Heaven,” and John David’s “You Are the New Day.” Dr. Blackley also will direct the University Choir, which will be accompanied by University Organist Dr. Timothy Guenther. The Choir will perform three pieces that were written by recent visiting artist Anthony Iannaccone along with Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on This Shining Night” and René Clausen’s “All That Hath Life and Breath.”

The Women's Chorus, directed by Dr. Marla Butke with pianists Holly Allen and Eddie Carney accompanying, will present Hans Leo Hassler’s Cantate Domino, Alice Parker’s arrangement of “'Tis the Gift to be Simple” and Pablo Casals’ “Nigra Sun.”

With DR Haught as music director, the student-run Surround Sound will perform popular tunes including Pentatonix’s arrangement of Justin Bieber and Katy Perry’s “As Long as You Love Me/Wide Awake,” Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone.”

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

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###