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Wake Forest music department announces April/May events


April 2, 2007

The Wake Forest University Department of Music announces 12 performances in April and May.  All events will be held in Brendle Recital Hall and are free and open to the public. 

April 1

Student Recital.  3 p.m.  Featuring Amanda Sollars, clarinet, and Kristen Settlemire, saxophone.    

April 11

Collegium Musicum Concert.  8 p.m.  The Collegium Musicum Vocal Ensemble and Collegium Musicum Instrumentalists will perform a combined concert featuring madrigals and sacred works by the leading English composers of the late 16th and early 17th centuries.  The vocal ensemble, directed by Brian Gorelick, will sing works by Thomas Morley, John Wilbye, John Dowland and Giles Farnaby.  The instrumentalists, directed by Stewart Carter, will perform pieces by Antony Holborne, John Adson, Morely and Michael East.  The two groups will close the concert with a combined performance of Morley’s “Death hath deprived me of my dearest friend.”.

April 14

Student Recital.  8 p.m.  Featuring Emily Hart Cobb, violin. 

April 19

“Mozart & Topsy-Turvy.”  8 p.m.  Wake Forest’s Opera Workshop Class will perform scenes from Mozart and Gilbert & Sullivan operas, including “The Magic Flute,” “Don Giovanni,” “The Marriage of Figaro,” “All Women Do It,” “Iolanthe” (The Peer and the Peri), “The Mikado” (The Town of Titipu), “Patience” (Bunthorne’s Bride) and “The Gondoliers” (The King of Barataria). 

April 20

Senior Honors Recital.  8 p.m.  Featuring April Dean, violin.  

April 21

Student Recital.  8 p.m.   Featuring Joseph Auer, piano. 

April 24

Composition Recital.  8 p.m.  Featuring Danny Moebs.  

April 26

Wake Forest University Spring Choral Concert.  8 p.m.  “Something for Everyone” is the theme of the Spring Choral Concert.  The choir will present a set of Viennese and American choral works that will be added to its Vienna Tour repertoire.  The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will highlight the vocal techniques of 20th century avant-garde choral music in “Epitaph for Moonlight” by R. Murray Schafer, and the combined choirs, along with members of the University Orchestra, will perform Giovanni Gabrieli’s four-choir motet “Omnes gentes, plaudite manibus.”  Senior Brittany Jacocks will close the concert by conducting a special 20-voice mixed ensemble performing selections by Handel, Tomas Luis da Victoria, Brahms and Vaughan Williams for her senior music project. 

April 28

Wake Forest Student Chamber Music Concert.  8 p.m.  The Spring Student Chamber Music Concert will feature a wide range of classical music, including selections from Mozart, Beethoven, Taffanel and Greensboro-based composer Russell Peck.  Latin jazz and Cole Porter arrangements will also be presented.

April 29

Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble Concert.  3 p.m.  The Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Bowen, will perform a combination of traditional and contemporary music for the modern concert band.  Works will include “Joy” by Joseph Curiale, “Shenandoah” arranged by Frank Ticheli, “Mangulina” by Paul Basler, “Sunrise at Angel’s Gate” by Philip Sparke, “Chorale Prelude:  Be Thou My Vision” arranged by Jack Stamp and “Crest of Honor” by David Gillingham.

May 1

Wake Forest University Jazz Ensemble Concert.  8 p.m. 

May 2

Wake Forest University Orchestra Concert.  8 p.m.   The Wake Forest University Orchestra’s final concert of the season will feature Italian Baroque music and works by Barber and Revel.  Monteverdi’s “Toccata” from the opera “Orfeo,” Gabrieli’s “Omnes gentes,” and Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins” will be performed in the Venetian poly-choral style of placing choirs at different corners of the recital hall. 

For information about any of these concerts, call (336) 758-5364.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237


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(336) 758-5237


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