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April 2001

Release Date: April 17, 2001

Flute Choir, Vocal Ensemble Set Spring Concert April 23

The Angelo State University Flute Choir and Vocal Ensemble will perform a variety of music, ranging from old time spirituals to World War II pop hits to Henry Mancini tunes, during their Spring Concert Monday, April 23, on the ASU campus.

The program, open free to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. Monday in the Recital Hall of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building.

The Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Pamela S. Lee, features ASU voice majors singing in groups of six to 15. The women of the group will sing and dance to "Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy," a popular hit from the swing era of World War II. They will also present a jazzy version of the popular spiritual "Go Down, Moses." The women performers are sopranos Mary Craiker, Anntasia Curtis, Corina Daniels, Nicole Goehry, Bridgette Specht and Kathryn Yniguez and altos Amanda Holmes, Shannon Lindley, Meagan Shelburne and Miranda Pollnack.

The men of the Vocal Ensemble will offer the popular barbershop song "My Wild Irish Rose" plus two contrasting spirituals, "Steal Away" and "De Animals A-Comin'." The men performers are tenors Bryan Curry, Eduardo Moreno and Luis Ocada; baritone Todd Culver; and basses Mark Cooper and Brandon Green.

The male and female vocalists will combine to sing the renaissance Italian madrigal, "O Bella Fusa" by Orlando di Lasso; a romantic German part song titled "Es steht ein lind;" and an Italian nocturne for voices and clarinets by Viennese classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The Flute Choir, under the direction of Kitty Carrico, will perform "Opus 1A" by Trevor Wye and "12th Street Rag" by Euday L. Bowmay with drums and bass as well as "Take Five" by Paul Desmond and "Batman" by Neal Hefti with the jazz combo. The Flute Choir will give a rendition of "The Pink Panther" by Henry Mancini and featuring Valerie Cox's poem "The Cookie Thief," read by Sunday Wilson.

Other songs on the Flute Choir program will include "Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky-Korsakoff and featuring Julia Bass and piano and "Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen, which will be played on bottles.

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

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