Three AU vocal ensembles to perform March 1

02/21/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio The Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women's Chorus will present a concert to relieve our cabin fever on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. The eclectic program will offer everything from a Mass to songs with Shakespeare text and a popular song from a movie soundtrack. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rowland Blackley, professor of music and director of choral activities, will conduct the University Choir and Ashland Chamber Orchestra in a performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D including student soloists Gracie Fumic, Alli Lange, Emily Schordock, Lila Wolfe and Rebecca Young. 

The Chamber Singers, also conducted by Blackley, will perform selections which use all Shakespeare text including Four, a four-movement piece by Matthew Harris consisting of Full Fathom Five, Who Is Sylvia?, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred and Come Away, Come Away, Death; Edwin Fissinger's Sweet and Twenty as well as Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by John Rutter. 

Directed by Deborah Logan and accompanied by Susan Gregg, the Women's Chorus selections will feature Stephen Schwartz's When You Believe from The Prince of Egypt soundtrack, How Can I Keep from Singing? by Robert Lowry and Giuseppe Pitoni's Cantate Domino.

For more information about the concert or the Department of Music, visit or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or     

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