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.

 

FSUNow Stories

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31.  The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.  

Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.

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