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Release Date: Oct. 6, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Choir’s Spooktacular to ‘Dig It’

The Angelo State University Choir will dig up some seasonal favorites as it returns for its ninth annual Halloween Spooktacular concert, Thursday, Oct 15, in the San Angelo City Auditorium, 72 W. College Ave.

The 7:30 p.m. performance, titled “Dig It,” is open free to the public and will kick off quickly with Michael Jackson’s 1983 Grammy Award-winning hit “Beat It.” ASU Choir Director Pamela Lee has added new words and vocal harmonies to the piece for some fresh flavor. Then, the choir will perform Jackson’s monster hit “Thriller,” which had the No. 1 video of all time, according to the VH1 music channel. Dancer/choreographer Brian Jones will lead the choir in the iconic dance steps of the “horror” classic.

Additional musical selections will include “Not While I’m Around” from “Sweeney Todd,” Johannes Brahms’ eerie “Nightly Visions” and Camille Saint-Sa�ns’ creepy tone poem “Danse Macabre.” The choir will lighten things up with a mummy version of “King Tut” and will describe the mummy’s remains in “Dry Bones.”

Lee Middle School’s Rebel Rage and Company will return to Spooktacular with the Bangles’ 1986 hit “Walk Like an Egyptian.” They will follow that with Harry Belafonte’s calypso favorite “Zombie Jamboree.”

Local mariachi group Sol Azteca will celebrate El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and the choir will reanimate “Time Warp” from “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

A children’s costume contest will be held in the auditorium lobby beginning at 6:30 p.m., with awards presented during the concert. This year’s contestants will be divided into groups of children 5 years and younger and children ages 6 through 12. ASU’s Roscoe D. Ram will be on hand for photos with the children.

For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.

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