The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Wind Ensemble presented a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Wallman Hall Auditorium. The Ensembles performed “Sounds and Sweet Airs,” a concert of music inspired the writings of William Shakespeare. The Collegiate Singers sang settings of Shakespeare texts by Emma Lou Diemer, one of the grandes dames of 20th-century American composition, as well as John Rutter and Benjamin Cooke.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will offer three concerts at the end of the spring 2013 semester.
On April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Room 229, the FSU New Music Students Ensemble, as well as guest performers, directed by Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum, will perform original works composed during the spring semester. The concert will conclude with a new work written on newly designed instruments from the course.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall Gym. A dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
A concert by the Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will explore music historically and thematically related to the book selected for Fairmont State University’s 2011-2012 Common Reader project, “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks.