Missouri University of Science and Technology choirs will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. Choirs performing include the University Choir and the Chamber Choir.
Tickets are $3 for the general public and free for Missouri S&T students and youth age 18 and younger. Tickets are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance in the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the lobby of Castleman Hall.
The featured piece of the performance is the Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52, by Johannes Brahms and featuring student soloists senior Krishawn Ridenhour and junior Jacob Sinclair. The texts of the Liebeslieder, or “love song waltzes,” piece were taken from poems from Georg Friederich Daumer’s Polydora, a collection of translations and imitations of folk poetry. The accompaniment, written as a duet for a single piano, will be played by Kathy Mazzeo and Lorie Francis.
The second portion of the concert has become a tradition for the S&T choirs – dancing. The dance pieces will include “Jump,” by Edward Van Halen and “Chain of Fools,” by Don Covay. The choirs will also perform “Prime Time Blues,” by Anders Edenroth; “Java Jive,” by Milton Drake and Ben Oakland; “Mambo Italiano,” by Bob Merrill; and “You’re the One That I Want,” by John Farrar, featuring student soloist William Gottfried, a junior at S&T.
The Missouri S&T choirs are conducted by Lorie Francis, a lecturer in the arts, languages and philosophy department at S&T. The University Choir is a non-auditioned group open to students, faculty, staff and community members. The Chamber Choir is a small, auditioned group that focuses on a cappella music.
For more information, contact the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.