Ashland University's Second Spring Choral Concert Set for May 2

4/21/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --The Department of Music at Ashland University will present its second spring choral concert on Sunday, May 2, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.  The performance is free and open to the public.

Rowland Blackley, director of Choral Activities, will conduct the Ashland University Choir and Ashland Chamber Singers. Stephanie Sikora, head of the Voice Area, will conduct the Women's Chorus.

The Chamber Singers will perform "Blackbird," a Lennon and McCartney tune arranged in vocal jazz style by Gary Rosen; "Come Home" by Peter Eldridge of New York Voices; "Walking on the Green Grass" by Hennagin; and "Organ Fugue," a Swingle Singers vocal arrangement of Bach's famed "Fugue in G Minor."

The program for University Choir includes "Sing Me to Heaven" by Gawthrop and "Witness" by Halloran. The women of the University Choir will sing "Nigra sum" by Casals, and the men of the University Choir will sing "Say, love, if ever thou didst find" by the Renaissance master Dowland.

The Women's Chorus will perform "Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser," a Canadian folksong arranged by Patriquin; Childs' "Weep no more;" Trenet and Lasry's "Beyond the sea," as sung by the group Celtic Woman; "Oh, dear!," an English folk song arranged by Collins; and "This is the day" by Gerald Smith.

For more information, please contact Michelle Williams, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or<>.