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Choir Concert, Brass Ensemble
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Myrna Whitehead or Stephanie Smith
SPC’s Concert Choir, Brass Ensemble performance set for April 27
LEVELLAND – The SPC Concert Choir and Brass Ensemble’s Spring Concert is set for 3 p.m. on April 27 at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1704 S. College Ave. The concert is free and public is encouraged to attend.
The SPC Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Deborah Gelber, instructor in Fine Arts. Dr. Hye-Gyung Ji, associate professor of Piano, will serve as the choir’s accompanist and members of the Brass Choir will play percussion instruments during the first two selections with Al Gardener, professor of Percussion.
The choir will perform an African Processional: Jambo Rafiki Yangu followed by Thomas Moore’s poetry “Music’s Echo.” “Viva La Musica,” an upbeat a cappella piece will be followed by Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre. The program will close with a medley of Broadway songs called “Opening Night.” The tunes appear in popular shows including “The Producers,” “Avenue Q,” “Spamalot,” “The Lion King” and “Wicked.”
The SPC Brass Choir is under the direction of Dr. Bruce Keeling, professor of Music, and Dr. John Kennedy, associate professor of Music.
SPC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Brass Ensembles. It was started in 1984 by Keeling.
The Brass Ensemble consists of trumpets, French horn, trombones, tubas and an organ. The organist is Ian Aipperspach, instructor of Music at SPC and organist for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lubbock.
Song selections will include “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” by Ludwig Van Beethoven for brass choir and organ; “Suite for Brass” by Leroy Ostransky; “Alleluja” from Handel’s “As Pants The Hart for Cooling Streams;” “Diversions” by Donald White; “All Hail The Power” by Oliver Holden and Dan Marvin” featuring Kennedy on the trumpet and Aipperspach on the organ.
The concert will close with the Gospel arrangement of “Yes, He Did” for brass choir and organ.
For more information, contact Keeling at (806) 716-2264.