West Virginia University at Parkersburg
"A Celebration of Choral Music" to be presented April 20th at Parkersburg High School.
CONTACT: H.G. Young III, professor of music, 304-424-8248.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
An evening of music featuring four choral ensembles and the premier of a new composition will be held Tuesday (April 20) at Parkersburg High School.
"A Celebration of Choral Music" is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Featured will be the Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir, the Parkersburg South High School Chamber Choir, the College Chorale of West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the Alumni Choir. Guest conductors will be Catherine Martin, Pamela McClain, Jean Singer, Daniel Thomas and H.G. Young.
The evening will be highlighted by the premier of a new composition by composer Daniel Gawthrop. The composition is dedicated to the participating local choirs and conductors - past and present - of the three schools.
Gawthrop has been the recipient of more than 100 commissions to write original music. His choral pieces have been performed and recorded by such eminent ensembles as the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Gregg Smith Singers, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Cathedral Choral Society. Gawthrop served as composer-in-residence for three years to the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra.
The concert is presented with financial assistance from the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, and WVU at Parkersburg.
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