The spring performance of the Indiana Community Choir and Indiana Concert Band will take place as a joint concert at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, in Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall.
Under the direction of artistic director Jon Erik Schreiber, the choir will perform Toward the Unknown Region by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), and Song of Democracy by Howard Hanson (1896-1981). Both selections feature the poetry of Walt Whitman.
Toward the Unknown Region was Vaughen William’s first major choral piece and one of two outstanding successes of his early career, the other being his very well-known Sea Symphony. Toward the Unknown Region was premiered at the Leeds Festival in 1907 under the baton of the composer.
Written and premiered in 1957, Song of Democracy was commissioned by the National Education Association and the Music Educators National Conference, and excerpts text from Walt Whitman’s An Old Man’s Thoughts of School and Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood.
The Indiana Concert Band is led by Jason Worzbyt and will perform a number of traditional band works, including Marching Song by Gustav Holst; Five Contrasts and Be Thou My Vision by Jack Stamp; Court Festival by William Latham; Hebrides Suite by Clare Grundman; and John Philip Sousa’s well-known Manhattan Beach March.
Admission is $5 for regular admission; seniors and I-card holders $3; and children under 12 free. Tickets are cash/check only at the door. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-357-2787 (ARTS).