UMSL to mix choral music with percussion
The University of Missouri–St. Louis Percussion Ensemble and Vocal Point, UMSL’s 20-person a cappella group, will share a stage for a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. Admission is free and open to the public.
Vocal Point and the UMSL Percussion Ensemble will open and close the concert with joint performances. They will perform separately during the middle of the show.
Together, the two groups will perform “Oh Beautiful” by Samuel Ward, “Mama Afrika” by Sydney Guillaume, “They Won’t Go When I Go” by Stevie Wonder and Yvonne Wright and “Uneven Souls” by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic. Individually, the UMSL Percussion Ensemble also will perform “Surge” by Rob Smith, and Vocal Point will perform “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai, “Big Bad World” by Anders Edenroth, “Seaside Rendezvous” by Freddie Mercury of Queen, “That Ever I Saw” by Darmon Meader and “The Barber of Seville Overture” by Gioachino Antonio Rossini.
James Henry, director of choral studies at UMSL, conducts Vocal Point. Matt Henry, assistant teaching professor of music at UMSL, conducts the UMSL Percussion Ensemble.
The Touhill is on UMSL’s North Campus, One University Blvd. in St. Louis, Mo. 63121. The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music at UMSL.
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