Chamber Musicians and Small Ensembles Combine for Spring Concert

The SNU School of Music presents the Brass Choir, Handbell Choir and String Quartet in spring concert Monday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall.

The Brass Choir will perform selections “Australian Up-Country Tune” by Percy Grainger, “Canzon Noni Toni” by Hans Leo Hassler, “Double Round for Brass Choir” by David Uber, and “Grand Entrada” by Vaclav Nelhybel.

The String Quartet will play Haydn’s Quartet No. 7, Op. 54, No. 3 and Aaron Copland’s Two Pieces for String Quartet. The string quartet, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Lewis, SNU professor of music, consists of SNU students Sarah Sturgis, sophomore; Heather Wickersham, junior; Leslie Cannata, junior; and Scott Tucker, sophomore.

The Handbell Choir will present a mix of sacred, classical and popular literature, including “All Creatures of Our God and King, ” “The Gift of Grace” with flute soloist LeeAnn Agee, senior, “Jamaican Melody,” “O Worship the King,” “Seek Ye First” with the string quartet, concluding with an arrangement by Cynthia Dobrinski entitled “Joyful, Joyful” with accompaniment by the brass choir. The handbell choir is directed by Dr. Steven Betts, SNU professor of music.

“We delight in featuring chamber musicians and smaller ensembles within the School of Music. These programs give an opportunity for our best instrumentalists to come to the fore as performers. The audience will greatly enjoy their expertise and versatility,” said Dr. Phil Moore, SNU School of Music Chair.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345 or e-mail: rspear@snu.edu.