Glenville, WV – A concert featuring the Glenville State College Concert Choir, Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble is scheduled for March 1st. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.
GSC Assistant Professor of Music, Fine Arts Department Chair, and Brass Ensemble Director Lloyd Bone said, “The main point of this concert is that it will be highly diverse and one of the most diverse presentations on campus of the entire school year. This is a fun concert for the performers as a very wide variety of chamber music will be performed,”
“Usually in the woodwind ensemble, we play transcriptions of either classical music or classic band repertoire that our students may not otherwise play while here,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Music Education and Woodwind Ensemble Director Dr. David Lewis. “This year, we’re doing something a little different in that we’re playing classic rock – Beatles music from the Sgt. Pepper era. Most of the music comes from the recording sessions that ultimately yielded the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. “
Organizers say the choir will be singing pieces mainly about on our Earth. “One piece, Geographical Fugue, is actually a spoken rhythmic piece rather than sung. I have challenged the students to find beauty in the Earth around them. They have been taking and sending in photos that will be projected during the concert. It will be a beautiful concert,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Vocal Director Teresa Dody.
Bone, Lewis, and Dody say all three groups will be performing new and exciting pieces. They believe this year’s concert promises to be a thrill for returning visitors as well as a great first experience for those interested in attending for the first time.
General admission is by donation, and GSC students will be admitted free with IDs. For more information, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or at (304) 462-6340.