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Herberger College School of Music ensembles present “Music for Lent and Easter”

March 17, 2003

WHAT: Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra, ensembles in the Herberger College of Fine Arts School of Music at ASU perform selections identified with the religious period of Lent and the religious holiday of Easter.

WHEN: March 30, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

WHERE: Organ Hall, Music Building, 40 E. Gammage Parkway, Tempe

HOW MUCH: Free, but tickets are required: call Choral Office, 480-965-3879

CALL: For additional information, the public may call 480-965-3879

Two of the Herberger College of Fine Arts School of Music’s premier ensembles, Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra, present “Music for Lent and Easter” on March 30 at either 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. in the Music Building’s Organ Hall. Either performance is free; however tickets are required, call the Choral Office at 480-965-3879 to reserve them. The Music Building is located on the main ASU campus in Tempe at 40 E. Gammage Parkway.

Program selections include J.S. Bach’s Cantata 4, Christ lag im Todesbanden (1724) and Renaissance motets, short unaccompanied choral compositions, for Lent by Palestrina, Victoria, Walton and Daley.

The Concert Choir is under the direction of David Schildkret, director of choral activities in the School of Music. The 30 members of this group are doctoral students, master’s students and advanced undergraduates chosen through a rigorous audition process. The Concert Choir offers highly polished performances of the outstanding works for small chorus, helping students to continue developing their singing, musical and ensemble skills, and working for a refined and exhilarating tone. The group performs a cappella literature from the Renaissance through the present, compositions with piano or small instrumental ensemble, and works for chorus and chamber orchestra.

The Chamber Orchestra, which performs works explicitly composed or originally intended for a small orchestra is under the direction of Timothy Russell, director of orchestras at ASU. The ensemble produced its first commercially released CD, A Brassy Night at the Opera, on the Summit label in 1997. It presently performs approximately six concerts annually.

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Mary Brennan