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Muskingum U Choir, Wind Ensemble To Perform In Zanesville

By
Rod Lang

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Updated Tue, Mar 4, 2014 10:27 am
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Muskingum University Department of Music

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble will present a concert as part of their annual spring tour on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, 516 Shinnick Street, in Zanesville. 

The concert will feature a wide variety of music, including choral works by Brahms, Poulenc and Lauridsen; instrumental works by Vaughan Williams, Holst and Hazo; plus spirituals, hymns and patriotic songs.

The premier choral ensemble at Muskingum University, the Concert Choir performs music from a variety of cultures and historical periods, from Renaissance pieces to contemporary choral works.

The Concert Choir performs several concerts on campus each year, both on its own and in collaboration with the Muskingum Choral Society and the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra.

Recent national and international tours have taken members of the choir to New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Salzburg, Vienna and Lucerne. The Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Zebulon Highben. 

The Muskingum Wind Ensemble is the university’s premier instrumental ensemble. Drawing its repertoire from both the classic wind band literature and contemporary works, the Wind Ensemble regularly commissions or co-commissions new pieces by prominent band composers.

Each year the ensemble presents numerous formal and informal concerts, an annual tour, and performs for academic ceremonies and civic events. The Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David Turrill. 

This event is free and open to the public.  A free-will offering will be collected to offset the groups’ expenses.

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