SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Wittenberg University Department of Music will offer two concerts by university ensembles in the next week. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Wittenberg Singers Fall Concert, conducted by Carol J. Todd, adjunct instructor of music, and accompanied by Diane Slagle, adjunct instructor of music, will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in Weaver Chapel. The women’s choir will present classical selections by Vecchi, Bach, Mozart and Britten, as well as secular pieces from jazz, musical theatre and traditional folk music.
The singers will also include preliminary holiday music. A festive opening processional will be accompanied by piano, piccolo, tambourine and hand drum, and the event will conclude with an upbeat version of the old favorite “Dry Bones.”
At 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, the Wittenberg Flute Choir, directed by Lori Akins, adjunct instructor of music, assisted by Dana Larson, class of 2007 from Carmel, Ind., percussion, and Emily McClay, class of 2007 from Canal Winchester, Ohio, piano, will perform in Krieg Hall. Eleven Wittenberg students will play flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and Native American flute.
Selections to be performed include Mozart’s The Magic Flute “Overture,” “Chante,” from The Academie of Dance by Catherine McMichael, Victor Rojas’ “Salsita,” Charles Cadman’s “Native American Trilogy” and “Pedazitos” by Nancy Wood.
For more information, call (937) 327-7341.
By: Phyllis Eberts