IWU Flute Choir Will Perform Concert

April 2, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The IWU Flute Choir will perform in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington) on Friday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The IWU Flute Choir, led by Professor Jae Lyn Hepner, consists of 19 students, mostly non-music majors.  The group also performs for church worship services, on and off campus, and for community events such as the Festival of Trees, as well as their annual Spring Concert. 

This year, the choir will premier a piece,  “Crossing Over,” composed specifically for the choir at this time of year.  The piece, written by John Kinnison, brother of the director, depicts the last few minutes of the life of Jesus on the cross utilizing flutes, percussion, flugel horn and voice.  Other pieces include a jazz-bop version of “House of the Rising Sun,” “Amazing Grace” and a piece titled “Itsuka Kaeru Tokoro (A Place Called Home),” written by Nobuo Uematsu and arranged by choir member and senior music major, Cory Nelson.  A reception will take place in Presser Hall following the performance.

For additional information contact Professor Jae Lyn Hepner at (309) 556-3427.

Contact: Alicia Vallarta, (309) 556-3181