Symphonic Winds and University Choir Concert

Feb. 6, 2017 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music’s Symphonic Winds and University Choir will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Comprised of approximately 50 students, the Symphonic Winds concert wind ensemble includes both music and non-music majors. Assistant Professor of Music Roger Garrett conducts the ensemble which performs a variety of sophisticated and challenging concert band repertoire. The Feb. 16 program includes: Il pasticcio: Overture by William Latham, The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre, Elegy for a Young American by Ronald Lo Presti, and Sun Dance by Frank Ticheli. 

Conducted by Professor of Music J. Scott Ferguson, the University Choir will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Te Deum No. 2 in C Major, Hob. XXIIIc:1, Johannes Brahms’ Waldesnacht, Op. 62, No. 3 (set by German writer Paul Heyse), and Williametta Spencer’s At The Round Earth’s Imagined Corners, with text from English poet John Donne’s Divine Sonnet VII.

The University Choir consists of Illinois Wesleyan students from many fields of study across campus. The group performs sacred and secular choral literature of many different styles and time periods. 

By Vi Kakares ’20