Music division brings voice and sound to stage
The Minot State University Division of Music remains an integral part of the university and the community, contributing spirit and culture. It will host two concerts, which combine voice and sound.
The MSU Concert Choir, Women's Chorus and MSU Singers will perform the Winter Tour concert Sunday (March 3) in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at 3 p.m. Special guests will be the Velva Chorus, under the direction of Bob Demke. The high school choir will be featured singing five pieces from its own concert repertoire and will combine with the MSU Concert Choir for an arrangement of Taylor Davis's "How Can I Keep From Singing." Also featured on the evening's concert will be pianist DeVera Bowles. Music faculty Ken Bowles, Cherie Collins and Rebecca Petrik will lead the MSU choirs.
The MSU Concert Band will present "Inspiration" Monday (March 4) in Nelson Hall at 7:30 p.m. The program explores sources that provide artistic inspiration to composers. Highlights include Frank Ticheli's "An American Elegy," composed as a tribute and message of hope in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting aftermath. Mark Boren, music instructor, will be the trumpet soloist on the technical showpiece "Napoli." Devin Otto, bands director and associate music professor, directs the MSU Concert Band.
As with all of the Division of Music concerts, there is no charge, and the public is invited.
For questions about these concerts, call the Division of Music at 858-3185.