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Silver Lake College Presents Spring Instrumental and Choral Concerts Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm

Posted on April 23 2013

The Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Music Program is delighted to present our Spring Instrumental Concert on Friday, April 26 and our Spring Choral Concert on Saturday, April 27, both at 7:30 pm in the College Chapel, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. Both concerts are free and open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted. These will be the final two concerts performed in the College Chapel – future performances will be in the new Franciscan Music Education and Performance Center opening Fall 2013. Visit www.SL.edu/MusicEvents for a complete schedule of upcoming concerts.

Friday’s instrumental concert will feature the Jazz Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jeremiah Eis and Sandra Eithun. The Jazz Ensemble portion is titled Nothing but Blue, and will consist of a series of classics including Blue Skies, Sidewinder, SLC Blues, A Nightingale Sang at Berkley Square, and Weekend in Monaco. Student Tammy Reigel will also perform a vocal feature. The Wind Ensemble program is titled A Taste of Europe, and will consist of Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppe, Solas Ane by Samuel Hazo, Highland Cathedral (featuring Kohler High School student Tyler Tuttle on bagpipes), March of the Belgian Paratroopers by Pierre Leemans, and Along an English Countryside by Richard Saucedo. The Silver Lake Handbell Ensemble will be presenting varied selections from classical, folk and contemporary repertoire. Some selections include the mambo classic Sway (with Latin percussion ensemble), a contemporary setting of Beethoven’s Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee with keyboard accompaniment, the well-known spiritual Steal Away, as well as an arrangement of the Lorie Line piano setting of Irish Blessing that incorporates the ringers as vocalists.

Saturday’s choral concert will feature the Silver Lake Concert Choir and the Silver Lake Chorale under the direction of Damon Carlson, and the Silver Lake Children’s Choir under the direction of Carol Storck. “Scenes from the Stage” is a fun and lively program that is sure the please audience members of all ages! The program will feature choral and solo selections from your favorite operas and musicals. The “Voyager’s Chorus” from Mozart’s Idomeneo will feature the Silver Lake choral ensembles and guest soprano soloist Jennifer Kasten. The program will include selections by Purcell, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Menotti, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Rodgers and Hart.