SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Wittenberg University will host several upcoming concerts which are free and open to the public.
The Wittenberg Flute Choir and Chamber Ensembles, under the direction of Lori Akins and Richard York, will begin the week of music with a concert at 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Krieg Hall.
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, also in Krieg Hall, Alan August, tenor, and Adjunct Professor of Music Stephen Siek, piano, will present a guest and faculty artist recital. A Los Angeles-based singer, August performs regularly as a soloist in opera, oratorio, musical theatre and song. His program will include eight rarely heard songs by famed composer Rachmaninoff, sung in Russian.
The Wittenberg Choir, under the direction of Donald Busarow, professor of music, will present a Faculty Memorial Concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, in Weaver Chapel.
At 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Weaver Chapel, the Wittenberg Handbell Choir and Wittenberg Singers will be featured in concert. Trudy Faber, professor of music, and Carol J. Todd, adjunct instructor of music, will conduct.
Finally, the 25th Gabrieli Festival, Brass Choir Invitational, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in Weaver Chapel. A celebration of the music of Giovanni Gabriele and other composers for brass instruments, the annual event is hosted by the Wittenberg Brass Choir, under the direction of Daniel Zehringer, adjunct instructor of music.
For more information about these events, contact the music department at (937) 327-7341.
- Marj Newman