Three Vocal Groups to Present Ashland University Spring Concert

Three Vocal Groups to Present Ashland University Spring Concert

4/24/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland University Department of Music presents its final choral concert of the year featuring three vocal groups performing an eclectic selection from renaissance madrigals to contemporary gospel to popular hits on Sunday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public and features the Ashland University Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and the student-led a cappella ensemble Surround Sound.

The Chamber Singers, directed by Rowland Blackley, will present contemporary music selections based on poems by Christina Rossetti, Octavio Paz, Robert Bridges and Victor Carell and an anonymous 12th century author.

Under the direction of Marla Butke, the Women’s Chorus will perform Thomas Morley’s renaissance madrigal Though Philomela Lost Her Love, Eleanor Daley’s Child with the Starry Crayon, and Feel Good, a contemporary gospel piece arranged by Barbara Baker and David Elliott. The performance will also feature the senior women performing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables.

With musical direction from D.R. Haught, Surround Sound will present four popular hits including Sara Bareilles’ King of Anything, Bruno Mars’ Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel’s And So It Goes, and Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye as performed by Pentatonix.

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

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, 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. ###