Wednesday, October 15, 2008

UIS music groups to present concerts, open rehearsals

Music groups at the University of Illinois at Springfield will present a series of three concerts/open rehearsals in October. All programs are open to the public and will be held in the Office of Electronic Media TV Studio, located in the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus.

These informal concerts will feature the UIS Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra, and Chorus as they rehearse for future performances. In addition to enjoying a variety of music, the audience will learn how musical groups prepare to perform and will be able to talk with ensemble members.

The schedule is: Concert Band – 4 p.m., Monday, October 20; Chorus – 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 21; and Chamber Orchestra – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30.

Admission is free; however, donations to the UIS Music Student Merit Award will be accepted.

UIS Music’s annual Fall Showcase concert will be Friday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC Studio Theatre at UIS.

UIS Music ensembles welcome participation by students, faculty, staff, and community members. For information, call 206-6790, or send an e-mail to