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Jazz Ensemble and Chorale to Perform at UWFox

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting a concert on Sunday, May 11, featuring the UWFox Chorale and the UWFox Jazz Ensemble. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ Fine Arts Theatre.Linda Feldman

The UWFox Chorale is performing under the direction of Linda Feldman, chorale director and associate lecturer of music, with accompaniment by Jon Riehle.

Feldmann said that the theme of the Chorale’s concert is, “For A Better World,” and is “a choral concert featuring songs of faith, songs of peace, songs of brotherhood, songs of hope … for a better world.”

The Chorale’s musical program includes, “For the Beauty of the Earth;” “Earth Song;” “Al Shlosha;” “Lord, Listen to Your Children,” featuring vocalists Jay Morth and Kyle Pingel; “These Beads,” featuring Nickole Burr on flute; “Children of the Dawn,” featuring mezzo soprano Meghan Sackett, with vocal ensemble members Faith Enneper, Elisabeth O’Keefe, Kelsey Weiland, Nickole Burr, Alesha Mathe, Meghan Sackett, Cal Christenson, Mark O’Connell, Kyle Pingel, Charles Johns, Jay Morth, and Ethan Wege; “You Are the New Day;” and “Riversong,” featuring flutist Nickole Burr, violinist Ethan Wege, guitarist Hazen Clough, and percussionist Chris Dunmire.Dr. Marc Sackman

The performance is showcasing more than three dozen UWFox students who are participating as part of the current edition of the Chorale.

The UWFox Jazz Ensemble is performing under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman, band director and assistant professor of music.

According to Sackman, the Jazz Ensemble “will play a wide variety of jazz standards, including ‘Autumn Leaves,’ ‘Summertime,’ and ‘Blue Bossa.’”

The concert is free to the public, with open and unreserved seating. For more information about the UWFox Chorale, please contact Feldmann at 832-2687 or email linda.feldmann@uwc.edu. For more information about the UWFox Jazz Ensemble, contact Sackman at 832-2635 or via email marc.sackman@uwc.edu.

Posted 05/09/2008