Department of Music announces 2006-2007 season

FOR RELEASE
2006-09-06
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Department of Music offers a range of vocal and instrumental talent sure to delight audiences for its 2006-2007 performance season.

The Faculty Artist Series will present Dr. Robert Lynn, assistant professor of music, in a tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The Afternoon Concert Series will feature a variety of music majors and minors in vocal and instrumental solo or chamber music performances. Events will include All-Area Student Music Recitals to be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Nov. 15, March 14, April 11 and May 2.

Collaborations between Huntington University musicians and other area performers will be highlighted through the Ensemble Concert Series. The 4th annual band invitational will be an evening of exciting instrumental favorites as the Manchester College symphonic band and the Huntington University wind ensemble share the stage and join forces for a memorable finale. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the Zurcher Auditorium.

“O Clap Your Hands” will feature the choirs of Huntington University, Columbia City High School, Ben Davis High School, the Huntington Area Children’s Choir and the HU Orchestra in an inspirational night of music composed by John Rutter. Tickets will be $5 general admission and $3 for seniors, students, faculty and staff.

The Huntington University wind ensemble, women’s chorale, brass ensemble and hand bells will present “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a night of Christmas songs and family fun, at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the Zurcher Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 general admission and $3 for seniors, students, faculty and staff.

Handel’s “Messiah” will take center stage at St. Mary’s Church in Huntington at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. The Huntington University Choir and Orchestra will join forces with the Community Festival Chorus in the 52nd annual Huntington performance of this timeless masterpiece.

The BandFest 2007 Gala Concert will feature area band students of all ages, the Huntington University wind ensemble and U.S. military clinicians performing a wide variety of great band literature. The concert, slated for 2 p.m. on March 4 in the Zurcher Auditorium, will be the capstone to the BandFest, a weekend of clinics, rehearsals and good, clean fun.

The 7th annual Concerto Winners Concert will highlight winners of the HU Concerto Competition held in November. The event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Zurcher Auditorium, will showcase extremely talented instrumentalists and vocalists from the University as well as talented area musicians. Tickets will be $5 general admission and $3 for seniors, students, faculty and staff.

“Galactic Inspiration” will showcase the Huntington University wind ensemble, HU Jazz Ensemble and the Huntington North High School symphonic band. Musical themes inspired by the universe will be explored in an out-of-this-world sound adventure to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 26 in the Zurcher Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 general admission and $3 for seniors, students, faculty and staff.

The senior recital is the capstone of the Huntington University music major’s college experience. This year, trombonist Aaron Eberly, mezzo-soprano Dana Frick, percussionist Benjamin Thompson, mezzo-soprano Toni Thomas and pianist Jolene Gipe will exhibit their talents.

Eberly will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Frick will sing for audiences at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. Thompson will perform at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9. Thomas will showcase her vocal talents at 7:30 p.m. on March 9, and Gipe will exhibit her piano-playing skills at 7:30 p.m. on April 27. All performances will be in the Longaker Recital Hall.

The Faculty Artist Series, the Afternoon Concert Series, the 4th annual band invitational, Handel’s “Messiah,” the BandFest 2007 Gala Concert and the senior recitals will be free and open to the public.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) 

 
 Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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