IUP Community Music School Announces Fall 2018 Concerts

Posted on 11/21/2018 2:43:40 PM

IUP Community Music School logoThe IUP Community Music School is pleased to announce the fall 2018 concerts for the Crimson Youth Choir, the Indiana Community Choir, and the Indiana Concert Band. All three will present music they’ve worked on throughout the semester, to include a Christmas Cabaret, a Christmas choral concert, and a traditional band concert.

Jason WorzbytThe Indiana Concert Band will perform first at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, in Gorell Recital Hall, which is on the second floor of Sutton Hall.

Under the direction of Jason Worzbyt, the band will perform several traditional band works, including A Yorkshire Overture by Philip Sparke; An Original Suite by Gordon Jacob; Ave Maria by Franz Biebl/arr. Cameron; Pustza by Jan Van der Roost; and West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein/arr. Duthoit.

  • ICB Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 3–7 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Kye-Won ChoiThe second concert is being presented by the Crimson Youth Choir at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, in the Blue Room, which is on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Join the choir and director Kye-Won Choi as they perform Winterlight, a Christmas Cabaret Concert.

Presented in a cabaret-style with desserts and punch, the performance will include selections such as Christmas Chopsticks, arr. Kye-Won Kopko; You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, arr. Gary Fry; Kinder, arr. Copper Wimmin; Pretty Saro, arr. Nancy Allsbrook; You Will Be found, arr. Mac Huff; Night of Silence, Daniel Kantor; and Jingle Bells, arr. Jay Pierpont. There will also be additional selections as part of the Winter Cabaret.

  • CYC Admission: $3 General; children 12 and under free; tickets are cash/check only, available 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 3–7 at the performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

Scott SalserThe final concert of the semester will be performed by the Indiana Community Choir on Sunday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m. in DiCicco Hall (Room 121) of Cogswell Hall. The choir is being guest conducted by local choir legend and music educator Scott Salser, and will be a Christmas concert consisting of many of Salser's favorite Christmas pieces.

These include When the Herds Were Watching by Richard Voohaar; Quem Pastores Laudavere, a 14th c. carol, arr. by Susan LaBarr; Sinfonia Sacra by Daniel Pinkham, which will include use of the Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Memorial Organ and brass; Fum, Fum, Fum, a traditional Spanish carol, arr. by Ed Lojeski; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen: A Choral Fantasy by Mark Riese; Waltz for an Open Sleigh by Dan Davison; and Silent Night by Franz Gruber, arr. by Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Guest musicians for the concert include Dylan Brown, organ; Anastazia Hall and Akane Hanson, trumpets; Logan Carnes and Matthew Darr, trombones; and Daniel Koontz, flute. The accompanist is Esjoy Wong.

  • ICC Admission: $5 regular; $3 seniors, I-Card holders, students, and children; tickets are cash/check only, available 12:00–5:00 p.m. Dec. 3–7 at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, and then at the door one hour prior to the performance.

For more information on the concerts or the IUP Community Music School, e-mail community-music@iup.edu, or call the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).

The IUP Community Music School is funded in part by the College of Fine Arts through the Department of Music and the Lively Arts at IUP; the Pennsylvania Rural Arts Alliance, a program in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and funded by an annual appropriation from the state legislature; by generous gifts from IUP Dining and S&T Bank; and by community members Ann Wilmoth and Kay Smith.