March 10, 2011
The Morningside College Music Department will present a choral collage concert featuring the college’s Bel Canto Singers, Eclectix Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Singing Men of Morningside and the Morningside College Choir on Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Bel Canto Singers, a choir comprised of female Morningside students, is directed by Jill Wilson, assistant professor of music education. Their performance will feature a trombone solo by Dr. David Lambert, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental jazz at Morningside, during the Paul Basler composition “There is Sweet Music Here.” The Bel Canto Singers also will perform Michael Haydn’s “Dixit Dominus” and “Holy is the Lord” by Jeffrey L. Ames.
The Eclectix Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Louis Prima and arranged by Deke Sharon, “Pure Imagination” by Bricusse/Newley and arranged by Yumilo Matsuoka, and “Just Friends” by Klenner/Lewis and arranged by Mike Carubia. The Morningside College Jazz Band will provide accompaniment on “Just Friends.”
The Singing Men of Morningside will perform “Viva Tutti,” a Ralph Hunter arrangement from a piece by an anonymous 18th century composer; “Stars I Shall Find” by Victor C. Johnson based on a poem by Sara Teasdale; and “Down in the Valley,” a Kentucky folksong arranged by George Mead.
The Morningside College Choir will perform “Gloria and Kyrie” from Kristina Vasiliaskaite’s “Missa Brevis in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginis” and “With a Lilly in Your Hand,” an Eric Whitacre composition based on the Spanish poem by Federico Garcia Lorca.
Tim Watson, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Morningside, is the director of the Eclectix Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Singing Men of Morningside and the Morningside College Choir.