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, March 27, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.

“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Players are scheduling auditions for a summer production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” to take place at Prickett’s Fort State Park.

Acting and singing auditions will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. An additional evening of auditions has been scheduled for Monday, April 6. Directed by Troy Snyder and Sam Spears, performances will take place on June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. (A rain-out performance is scheduled for June 21.)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host a presentation by multimedia artist Dr. Brigid Burke at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Wallman Hall auditorium.

The program for the concert will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall University faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.

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