Department of music presents annual fall music festival

Three-concert event features faculty, students; runs Oct. 26-28 | October 13, 2005

The department of music is presenting its annual fall music festival Oct. 26-28. The three-concert event features both faculty and students.

The Vocal Chamber Ensemble and Concert Choir, under the direction of Tom Merrill, performs Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The concert is open to the public. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for all others.

The first half of the concert includes the Vocal Chamber Ensemble in a performance of Carissimi's “Jepthe,” a Baroque oratorio. After a brief intermission, the Concert Choir is presenting a program titled “Made in America” in which sacred and secular works by contemporary American composers and poets are being performed.

The Wind Band/Orchestra is performing on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is performing the music of British film composer Gordon Jacob, as well as compositions by 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, adapted for soloists, strings and winds. This set features music faculty Dan Zehringer on trumpet and Gretchen Hopper on trombone.

The final concert of the festival is being held Friday, Oct. 28, with a performance of chamber music at Bellarmine Chapel beginning at 7:30 p.m. Performers include the department of music's newest ensemble, the Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of adjunct faculty member and professional lutenist, Chris Wilke. Works for piano and violin, saxophone quartet and piano ensemble are being performed. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for all others.