Chamber Singers and USU Chorale to present "Voices"
April 14, 2009 | Utah State University's
Chamber Singers and the USU Chorale present the choral
program "Voices" Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in
USU's Performance Hall.
Under the direction of Cory Evans,
Voices features an eclectic blend of choral music and
is highlighted by a guest appearance of the local Beatles
cover band Get Back for a collaboration with the choirs
for a number of great Beatles tunes. The USU choral
groups are based in the Department of Music in the Caine
School of the Arts.
Tickets are $5, and free to USU students
with ID and are available at the CSA Box Office by calling
(435) 797-8022, online, or at the door.
Evans is director of choral activities
in the music department, and is pleased to feature Get
Back in a return visit to campus.
"Three years ago, the USU Chamber
Singers joined forces with the local Beatles cover band
Get Back to present a unique choral concert of Beatles
music," Evans said. "The experience was a hit, and similar
Beatles choral concerts have been performed throughout
Utah and in surrounding states by university and high
school choir programs whose directors heard of the concert,
phoned, asking where they could get the music and how
to get the band to join them. It's been fun to see our
idea become so popular, so I thought it would be nice
to have them back for our spring concert."
Evans said he intentionally designed
a lighter concert for April because the choral groups
have performed a number of serious, major works, including
Carmina Burana and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
"I thought it would be fun
to have the band play a few numbers on their own, then
join us for a few of our favorite Beatles tunes," Evans
said. "I'm not sure if the new Performance Hall has
had a concert quite like this one. It's sure to have
something for any music lover."
Evans said Voices also features a
program with selections from Morten Lauridsen's Lux
Aeterna, three contemporary madrigals by Emma Lou Diemer,
a delightful set of American folk tunes arranged by
Edwin Fissinger, a 'totally cool' processional piece
from Irish composer Michael McGlynn and other great
"The program is sure to lift
us from the drab background of late winter," Evans said.