PULLMAN, Wash. — Three of Washington State University’s choral ensembles will present the School of Music and Theater Arts final concert of the spring semester April 23. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and open to the public at no charge.
Featured will be the University Singers, Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir. The Pullman High School Concert Choir, conducted by Teresa Guptill, and the Moscow High School Choir, conducted by Melissa Kleinert, also will perform.
The University Singers, directed by Roger Kelley, will feature “Cry Out and Shout” by Knut Nystedt, “Sing a Song” by John Rutter, “Down in Missouri” arranged by Greg Gilpin and “Some Folks” by Stephen Foster. The ensemble is accompanied by Amy Bland, a junior majoring in piano.
The Madrigal Singers, conducted by Lori Wiest, will perform selections from their recent tour of Northern Italy. The group performed in Milan, Venice, Bologna, San Gimignano, Florence and the Vatican. Selections include “Nunc dimittis” of Holst, “Crucifixus” by Lotti, “Clap Your Hands” by Fissinger and “Sing Me To Heaven” by Gawthrop.
The Concert Choir will perform Herbert Howells’ “Requiem,” featuring soloists Meghann Herbert, Brianna Kramer, Nathan Gwinn, Bryan Long, Derek Warner, Paul Cannon, Kristofer Barber and Beth Delaney.
The program concludes with “Jabberwocky,” a musical version of Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass.” The selection is accompanied by Michelle Mielke, a graduate student in piano.