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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
( April 28, 1998)
SDSM& T OFFERS FREE BAND AND CHORAL CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( SDSM& T) will hold its Spring Band and Spring Choral Concerts this weekend. Both concerts are free and open to the public. SDSM& T’s Symphonic and Jazz Band, under the direction of Milo Winter, will hold its Spring Concert at 7: 30 p. m., Friday, May 1, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. The program will feature music based on folk songs of America, the United Kingdom, and Africa; plus guest vocal soloist Dr. James Feiszli singing Verdi's “ Nessun Dorma”, an aria from the opera Turandot.
The Tech Jazz Band will open the concert with selections ranging from blues to salsa to Basie- style swing in traditional big- band style. Included in the Symphonic Band's portion of the program will be “ Folk Song Suite” by Vaughan Williams, “ Chorale and Alleluia” by Howard Hanson, and “ Africa: Ceremony, Song and Ritual” by Robert Smith. A Dixie Combo will join with the band in a medley of Dixieland favorites.
On Saturday, May 2, the SDSM& T Concert Choir and Master Chorale will be joined by the SDSM& T Alumni Choir to present their spring concert. Thirty former singers in SDSM& T choral groups will be returning to sing in the Saturday evening concert. The concert will be held at 7: 30 p. m. in the First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark Street. The program will feature music ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary jazz Shakespeare settings to gospel and spiritual compositions.
The Concert Choir will open the concert with the Brahms motet “ Schaffe in mir, Gott”; and will then be joined by the Alumni Choir for Anton Bruckner's " Ave Maria". After a set of five more pieces by the Alumni Choir, the Master Chorale will sing a variety of music, including an arrangement of " When I Fall in Love". The Concert Choir will return with four jazz settings of Shakespeare texts and conclude with a rousing gospel called " Wake Up, Ollie Brown!". Dr. Susan L. Reid is Director of Choral Activities at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.
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