April 19, 2006
The Morningside College Music Department will present a chamber music concert on Sunday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert includes a variety of work performed by several Morningside College ensembles including the Percussion Ensemble, Singing Men of Morningside, Bel Canto women’s choir, and the Morningside Brass Ensemble.
The Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Ron Smith, will perform “The Blarney Stone,” by Murray Houllif, “Kinesthesia,” by Warren Johnson, Elliot Del Borgo’s “Dimensions,” and “Sabre Dance,” by Aram Khachaturian.
The Singing Men of Morningside will perform “A-Roving” by Norman Luboff, “We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace,” by Walter Appling, and “I Need Thee Every Hour” by John Tudor Davis. Tim Watson, director of choral activities at Morningside, conducts the Singing Men. Pianist Michele Grossman will accompany the group.
Bel Canto will perform “Canticle of the Holy Spirit” by Eleanor Daley, “Tantum Ergo” by Gabriel Faure, and “Living in a Holy City” by Stephen Hatfield, among others. Jill Wilson, director of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music, will direct the Bel Canto ensemble. Violinist Eunho Kim, adjunct professor of music, will accompany the group.
The Morningside Brass Ensemble will perform four movements from Karel Husa’s “Divertimento.” The ensemble will be under the direction of Cliff Towner, director of bands at Morningside.
The concert will close with a performance of John Leavitt’s “Gloria” by the combined ensembles.