May 4, 2010
Concert Choir and Concert Band to perform tonight
With the school year winding down, the Cowley College Concert Choir and
Concert Band will conduct their spring concerts tonight at 7 p.m. inside
the Robert Brown Theatre.
“We have worked hard all semester and this will be the crowning touch,” Cowley College vocal music director Connie Donatelli said.
The Concert Choir will perform the Opera La Traviata by Verdi. Along with an evening of Opera choruses, the concert will also feature two soloists, with Cowley alumnus Lindsay Ramirez serving as a soprano soloist, and Douglass High School director of vocal music, Brian Stranghoner, serving as tenor soloist. The Concert Choir will join Ramirez and Stranghoner in a chorus.
“I am so excited to be doing an evening of Opera,” Donatelli said. “There is fabulous literature and wonderful music in the Opera, which a lot of these students had never experienced.”
The Concert Choir will perform Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Spirto Gentil, Barcarolle, The Best of All Possible Worlds, Che faro senza Euridice, Brindisi, Dome Epais, and La donna e mobile.
Donatelli is looking forward to having Ramirez and Stranghoner showcase their amazing talents.
“I think they will add a really cool and surprising touch that will leave people walking away saying they have never heard anything like that,” Donatelli said.
The Concert Band, under the direction of Josh Fleig, will perform La Peri Fanfare, Iberian Escapades, An Unending Legacy, Legends of the Yucatan, and Suite of Old American Dances.
The Concert Band features individuals playing the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.
There is no cost to attend this incredible evening of music.