Rogers State University’s music program will be performing two spring concerts this month, including an April 21 concert by the University Choir and an April 27 performance from the RSU Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band.
The University Choir performance will feature the theme of “Song Through Time” and feature a diverse selection of performances, including “Musicks Empire from Triptych,” “How Fair a Rose?,” “Hallelujah!” from Handel’s Messiah, “Ach ich fühl’s” from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” selections from “Les Misérables,” “At Last,” “It’s All About That Bass” and “Radioactive.”
The University Choir concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Baird Hall Performance Studio. Admission is free and open to the public.
On April 27, the RSU Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band will present “A Night at the Movies” with songs from both classic and contemporary films and television shows. The Concert Band will perform selections from “Patton,” the recent “Captain America” movies, the Pixar animated film “The Incredibles,” a medley from James Bond films and music from the “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” movies. The Jazz Ensemble will perform “Johnny’s Theme” from The Tonight Show fame, “Bernie’s Tune,” Chuck Mangione’s music for the film “Children of Sanchez,” “Almost Like Being in Love” from “Brigadoon,” “The Puffy Taco” by Victor Lopez and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” which was made famous by Benny Goodman.
The Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 27, in the Will Rogers Auditorium. Canned food donations to benefit the RSU “Food for Thought” food pantry will be accepted for admission.
The University Choir is under the direction of Ginger Meyer, while the RSU bands are under the direction of Dr. Kirk Weller, Assistant Professor of Music.