ISU School of Music to Present Fall Choral Showcase

The Indiana State University School of music will present a Fall Choral Showcase Concert Friday evening, October 21st, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Hall Theater, located in the Bayh College of Education building.

The concert will feature three ISU choral ensembles. The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Scott Buchanan, will perform a program of diverse repertoire spanning seven centuries. “It is important for young music students to experience, through performance, as many different genres as possible, said Buchanan. “The same program will include works from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as music composed just a few years ago. It is going to be a nice evening of choral music.” ISU music student Hannah Kirkwood, from Marshall, IL, will serve as the accompanist.

The Women’s Choir will also offer a diverse program including works by contemporary composers Craig Carnelia, Victor Johnson, Audrey Snyder, and Hyun Kook. The set will also include a fun work by Indianapolis-based composer, Greg Gilpin. Yana Weinstein will conduct the ensemble, and Jin Hee Kim is the accompanist.

The Sycamore Singers will open the concert with a variety of contemporary charts. The group, also under the direction of Scott Buchanan, will feature arrangements a Shaker Tune, a musical theater selection, and a ballad or two. Highlighting the set will be a vocal arrangement of the James Bond Theme. Jin Hee Kim will serve as the accompanist.

The concert is free and open to the public. “With the concert falling on Friday night of Homecoming Week, I am really hoping to see many of our alumni in attendance,” Buchanan said.

For more information, please call 237-2763.