William Penn Joins the Community Concert Band for Spring Concert
The William Penn University and Community Concert Bands, along with the William Penn University Choir, will present their Spring Concert on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Musco Technology Center Atrium.
The concert will present a variety of selections, which represent over 600 years of compositional developments. Works by Bruckner, Vaughn Williams, Grainger, and Jenkins will be performed as well marches, a modern composition for wind band, and traditional Irish and Scottish folk tunes. The Concert Band will be featured on “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughn Williams, John Philip Sousa’s arrangement of Percy Grainger’s “Country Gardens,” and Henry Fillmore’s classic march “The Klaxon.”
In addition, two 21st century pieces for wind band, “Bandancing” (2004) by Jack Stamp and “Dusk” (2008) by Steven Bryant, will be performed. The WPU Choir will sing a challenging and thrilling rendition of an ancient Scottish folk song entitled “Seinn O,” as well as the Irish song, “What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier,” Karl Jenkins’ “Adiemus,” Anton Bruckner’s “Locus Iste,” and a traditional madrigal will round out the program.
The Concert Band is directed by Assistant Teaching Professor of Music, Scott Cressley, while Anita Meinert, Director of Vocal and Keyboard Music, directs the choir. Admission to the spring concert is free and open to the public.
“The singers have been working on an eclectic repertoire of music this semester—preparing for the jazz band concert—and this concert has been a trip through many genres of chorale music, from a madrigal to folk songs to vocal jazz,” said Meinert.
For more information, contact:
Director of Vocal and Keyboard Music, Humanities Division Chair
William Penn University
(641) 673-1063 | firstname.lastname@example.org