Friday, March 23, 2012


Ashland University Department of Music presents a spring choral concert featuring the Ashland University Choir, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus on Sunday, March 25, 4:00 p.m. at the  Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.  The performance is free and open to the public.

Directed by Stephanie Sikora with Holly Allan accompanying on piano, the Ashland University Women’s Chorus will perform Thomas Morley's "Fire, fire, my heart," Eric Rahoon's "She Weeps Over Rahoon" with Margaret Rickard assisting on English horn, the French Canadian lilting piece, "Reel a Bouche," with solos performed by Courtney Patton, Courtney McCreary, Elizabeth Papantonio, Danielle Rhonemus, Jennifer Holderman, Kelsey Myers, Susanna Strobel and Laura Huntington, and Joseph Martin's "The Awakening."

Under the direction of Rowland Blackley, the Ashland University Choir will be accompanied by bells and Timothy Guenther on organ for Charles Ives' "Psalm 90." Their pieces will also include Heinrich Schütz's "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt" (For God so loved the world), Charles Villiers Stanford's Beati quorum via (Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord), the Scottish folk song "Loch Lomond" arranged by Jonathan Quick, and John Rutter's arrangement of the English folk song "Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron."

The Ashland University Chamber Singers also directed by Dr. Blackley will present Romantic part songs by Stanford, MacFarran and Sir Arthur Sullivan; two madrigals by twentieth-century composer George Mabry and  Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik."

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