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Hayes School of Music hosts concerts

Article Published: Apr. 7, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Gospel choir performs April 9

The Appalachian State University Gospel Choir presents its spring concert "I'll Stand" April 9. Admission is free.

The performance begins at 6 p.m. in Farthing Auditorium.

The Mount Sinai Baptist Church Choir from the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Catawba will join the gospel choir. Tony McNeill directs the singers.

The program will be selected from the following:
Clark W. Joseph's "We've Come to Praise the Lord," "Crown Him Lord" by Patrick Love, "Be Grateful" by Walter Hawkins, "I Smile" by Kirk Franklin, "We Will Remember" by Tommy Walker and others.

ASU jazz ensembles perform April 12

Celebrate April with the sounds of Appalachian State University's Jazz Ensemble I and II from the Hayes School of Music.

The ensembles will present a free performance April 12 at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall.

Jazz Ensemble I directed by Todd Wright will perform "Basically Blues" by Phil Wilson, "Hay Burner" by Sammy Nestico, "When You Go" by Ray Brown, "Boogie Stop Shuffle" by Charles Mingus and "April in Paris" by Harburg and Duke.

Rod Berry directs Jazz Ensemble II as they perform "Groove Merchant" byThad Jones, "Pleasingly Plump" by Quincy Jones, "Elvin's Mambo" by Bob Mintzer, "In a Pinch" by Maria Schneider and "It's Just Talk" by Pat Metheny.

Jazz favorites performed April 13

Two words describe an April 13 performance by Appalachian State University's Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
"Ev'rybody's Boppin'" is the title of the group's performance that begins at 6 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Directed by Tony McNeil, the singers will perform works by Duke Ellington, Ira and George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Billy Strayhorn and other notable jazz composers.

The singers will be accompanied by Matt Powers, piano, Daniel Hight, string bass and Timothy Roberts, percussion.

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