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March isn’t just for bands; Transylvania offers variety of student concerts

LEXINGTON, Ky.—March has something for just about everyone who loves live music: a gospel choir concert, electronica and a concert band. All performances are by Transylvania University students in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center and are free and open to the public.

Choir Concert

March 17, 7:30 p.m.
For the final performance in the Transylvania Choir Concert tour, members will perform sacred selections that emphasize global music, including songs of worship and adoration from the ancient to the contemporary.  A Lithuanian folk tune, a Nigerian Christmas song, Gregorian melodies and an E.E. Cummings’ poem set to music are all part of the diverse mix of spiritual music offered by the choral group. Transylvania’s a cappella group, TBA, will perform after the intermission. A subset of the choir, TBA will invite the audience to join them in Michael McGlynn’s “Alleluia: Incantations.”

Electronic Music Recital

March 19, 7:30 p.m.
New to the music program is electronic music; students compose on computer software and perform through synthesizers and samplers. The majority of musical offerings are original compositions by the students and are accompanied by computer-generated graphics. At least one performance, by junior Zach Bain-Selbo, is live on stage with a synthesizer and a computer. The performance will be in Coleman Recital Hall.

Concert Band

March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Under the direction of Ben Hawkins, professor of music and director of instrumental ensembles, the Concert Band will present “Short Ride in a Fast Machine.” The concert will feature music by John Adams, Bach, Berlioz and Vaughan Williams, among others.

Parking is available in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center lot, located off Fourth Street between North Broadway and Upper streets. The Mitchell Fine Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Gretchen Shoot, administrative assistant for the Division of Fine Arts, at 859-233-8141.