USU Choirs Perform Annual “Autumn Voices” Concert

Russell Wanlass Performance Hall

The combined choirs from the Utah State University Department of Music present their annual fall concert, “Autumn Voices,” Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall on the USU campus.

“Celebrate the fall season with beautiful choral music in an exquisite venue,” Cory Evans, director of the choral program and professor in the Caine College of the Arts (CCA), said.

The concert features the USU Chamber Singers and USU Chorale, directed by Evans, and the USU Women’s Choir, directed by Claudia Bigler.

“The USU Chamber Singers present a tribute to the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a haunting performance of Eriks Esenvalds’ ‘Stars’ and the jazz classic ‘Old Devil Moon,’” Evans said. “They will also perform music of Palestrina and a collection of American folk songs including ‘His Voice as the Sound’ and a medley of spirituals featuring soloists from the ensemble.”

The USU Chorale will perform an arrangement of ’70s pop songs. Then, the women of the USU Chamber Singers and USU Chorale will also perform a selection of songs celebrating 100 years of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed American women the right to vote.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and USU faculty/staff, and free for USU students with ID and students in grades 3-12. For more information and tickets visit the CCA Box Office in room L101 of the Chase Fine Arts Center on USU’s campus, call 435-797-8022 or go online to today.

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