Enjoy a variety of music from Brahms, Handel, Saucedo, others, plus original arrangements
Delight in music evoking a range of moods when Parkland College’s Choral and Wind Ensembles present their joint concert, "Of Sunsets, Passages, and Danses," Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. in the Parkland Theatre.
This event is free and open to the public.
Parkland Chamber Singers conductor Miranda M. Rowland will lead her ensemble in several selections, including As Torrents in Summer by Edward Elgar; Go Down Moses, arranged by Mark Hayes; and the American folksong Oh Shenandoah, arranged by Rowland.
Barbara Zachow conducts the Parkland Chorus, which will perform Johannes Brahms’ I’d Enter Your Garden and The Fiddler; George Friedrich Handel’s O Be Joyful from Utrecht Jubilate Deo; and What Matters Most by Dave Grusin, among other selections.
Sunny Choo will perform as the accompanist for both choirs.
The choruses will later join to perform Sunset, an original composition by Rowland based on poetry by JC Yule. Rowland composed the piece to honor the late Cindy Combs, a beloved member of the Parkland Chorus and wife of head usher, David Combs.
The Parkland Wind Ensemble, under the direction Verlin Richardson, will perform Overture in Bb by Ceasar Giovannini; Rhythm Danse by Richard Saucedo; and On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason by David R. Holsinger.
As a final selection, the three ensembles will perform I Hear America Singing by Andre Thomas.