Choral Collage concert at URI, Nov. 2

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KINGSTON, R.I. – October 24, 2013 – The University of Rhode Island Music Department’s three top vocal ensembles will offer a “Choral Collage” combined concert on Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m. The URI Concert Choir and the vocal chamber ensemble Lively Experiment, both directed by Mark Conley, and the University Chorus, directed by Paulette LaParle, will perform a variety of choral works in the URI Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

Admission is $12 general, $7 students, with tickets available through the Music Department website or at the box office (cash or check), starting 45 minutes before the concert. Ticket proceeds support scholarships for talented music students.

The Concert Choir will perform works by composer Felix Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny Hensel, two opera choruses from an unfinished opera by Edvard Grieg, and two pieces from Mozambique brought back by Mark Conley after his trip there. Lively Experiment will perform arrangements of Scottish folk songs arranged by Paul Crabtree, and possibly some vocal jazz works. The University Chorus, URI’s largest vocal ensemble with 72 voices from both university and community members, will perform “Temuna” and “Kala Kalla” from the Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, Awakening by Martin, and True Light by Keith Hampton. The soloists for True Light are Marianna Albanes and Justin Kisch.

The URI Concert Hall is handicap-accessible, and parking is available in the lot behind the Fine Arts Center. For more information, please contact the URI Department of Music, 874-5955.