QU Music Department to Hold Concerts

In the next two weeks, Quincy University students will perform concerts at the Connie Niemann Center for Music, 18th and Seminary Road.

The Quincy University Symphonic Band and Hawk Express Jazz Band will perform a joint concert on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Bill Machold, assistant professor of music, will present a program based on folk songs that will include the well-known “Variations On A Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance and “Cajun Folk Songs” by Frank Tichelli.

The Hawk Express Jazz Band is under the direction of Christine Damm, assistant professor of music. The jazz band will perform “The Defibrillator” by Adrien Re and “Dat Dere” by Bobby Timmons. The jazz band will feature Matthew Cornwell, tenor saxophone, on an arrangement of “Midnight Voyage” by Joey Calderazzo. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact Christine Damm at 217-228-5432 ext. 3159 for more information.

A collaboration concert between QU’s Fine Arts and Communication Department, Colors, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Conducted by Amy K. Stollberg and accompanied by pianists Laura Kammerer and senior music major Cornwell, the three choirs will feature music that uses an array of colors in the text.

The concert choir will sing Dan Forrest’s “Alway Something Sings,” Renè Clausen’s “O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose” and “The Road Home,” an a cappella arrangement for men’s voices by Stephen Paulus. Soloists are Hale Brown, junior history major from Abingdon; Shelby Brennan, freshman elementary education major from Durham, Missouri; and Annie Weiler, sophomore communication and music production major from Elk Grove Village.

The auditioned 20-voice chamber choir will sing Z. Randall Stroope’s newest composition, “Dance for Love,” a barbershop arrangement of “America the Beautiful,” and Ruth Elaine Schram’s “Watercolor Morning.” Soloists are Zachary VanderBol, sophomore nursing major, and David Webb, freshman psychology major, both from Quincy.

Vocalocity, QU’s newest vocal jazz ensemble will sing two selections, “Orange Colored Sky” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.”
In addition to the choral music, Karl Warma, associate professor of art, and AJ Sugg, a QU alumnus, will be doing live sketching.

There will be a reception and art show following the performance in the Connie Niemann Center lobby.

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