Concerts at Hayes School of Music
World music performed April 25
Choral works from around the globe will be performed April 25 by the University Singers and Chamber Singers. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
Included on the program are “Salmo 150” from Brazil, “Lao Duang Deuan” from Thailand, “Twa Tanbou” from Haiti, “El Punta Guanasteco” from Costa Rica, “Te Quiero” from Argentine and “O Whistle and I’ll Come to Ye” from Scotland.
The singers are conducted by Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins. Hollie Lacy is the accompanist, and Christopher Landon is Hopkins’ graduate assistant.
Jazz ensembles close spring semester
Jazz ensembles from the Hayes School of Music present their last concert of the semester April 26 in Appalachian State University’s Rosen Concert Hall in Broyhill Music Center. The public is welcome.
Rod Berry directs Jazz Ensemble II. The program includes Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train,” Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” Charles Mingus’s “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” and “Boogie Stop Shuffle.”
Todd Wright directs Jazz Ensemble I in a program that includes Don Schamber’s “First Things First,” Bob Florence’s “Afternoon of a Prawn,” Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges’s “Jeeps Blues” and Bob Mintzer’s “Incredible Journey.”
Gospel Choir performs April 27
Join the Appalachian Gospel Choir for a program, titled “Oh Give Thanks,” Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The public is invited to the performance in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.
Keith McCutchen directs the choir and provides piano accompaniment. William Petty will play bass and Christian Roseboro will play drums for the concert.
The performance opens with “Oh Give Thanks” by Judith Christie McAllister. Other compositions on the program are “We Lift Our Hand In The Sanctuary”; “We Worship You Lord,” written by McCutchen and featuring soloists Christian “Matt” Taylor and Toya Williamson; “Lord Prepare Me To Be A Sanctuary,” with soloist Bailey Wilson; “Strange,” featuring soloist Dominique Atwater, and “I Need Thee Every Hour,” with soloists Toya Williamson and Andrea Little.
Guitar Orchestra performs April 28
The 29-member Appalachian Guitar Orchestra performs April 28 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.
The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Douglas James.
They will perform “Symphony No. 1” by William Boyce, “Suite” by Michael Hedges, “Irish Folk Medley” by Jeremy Sparks, “Berceuse” by Isaac Albeniz and “Kashmir” by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.
Travis Tabor, Joey Diehl and Andy Page Blue will perform “Rondo a la Turk” by Dave Brubeck.
Hayes Cummings and Zac Richey will perform “Tango No. 1” from “Tango Suite” by Astor Piazzolla.
Appalachian Chorale performs April 30
Dr. Linda Larson directs the Appalachian Chorale in its spring performance April 30. Dr. Joby Bell is the accompanist. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. The public is invited.
The chorale will perform “The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune,” arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Trumpeters Trestan Peck, Brooke Humfeld and James Stokes Jr. and timpanist Greg Dills also will accompany the singers.
The chorale also will perform “Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, No. 7 in B-flat Major” by Franz Joseph Haydn. Abby Johnson is the soloist. Additional accompanists are Katherine Archer and David Haskins, violin; Nora Naughton, cello; and Alex Mills, bass.
“Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten will feature Elizabeth Thomas, soprano; Grace Vaughan, alto, Chris Plaas, tenor and Kenneth Kennedy, bass.