The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will perform in Wallman Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

The ensembles are directed by Dr. Sam Spears and accompanied by John Morrison of the FSU School of Fine Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.

The program titled “Joy and Pain” evokes feelings from both ends of the emotional spectrum, and it includes texts that juxtapose positive and negative forces in dramatic and insightful ways. The program includes two contrasting settings of the text “O vos omnes” from the Lamentations of Jeremiah: one by the Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria and the other by the modern American composer Z. Randall Stroope. From 20th century Hungarian composer Gyorgy Deak-Bárdos comes “Eli, Eli!”— a vivid setting of the last words of Christ on the cross. On the joyful side are the rollicking drinking chorus “The Barley Mow” and a clever gospel-style version of Beethoven’s “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” featuring soloist Ingrid Poole.

 

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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.

Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.

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