Friday, November 13, 2015

UIS Music Program presents Fall Chamber Orchestra and Chorus Concert

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Music Program presents its first of two showcase concerts this fall, featuring performances by the UIS Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. The performances are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Studio Theatre, located in the Public Affairs Center at UIS

DETAILS: The event will feature a wide array of music including pieces by George Harrison, Handel, Mozart, and modern composer/arranger Tyron Cooper.

The chorus, under the direction of Associate Professor Sharon Graf, will open the Showcase with “The Journey” arranged by Joseph M. Martin, and will end with an arrangement of “Follow the Drinking Gourd”, arranged specifically for the UIS chorus with chamber ensemble by Tyron Cooper.

Directed by Assistant Professor Yona Stamatis, the chamber orchestra will perform a wind arrangement of “Christmas Psatorale” Messiah by Handel and end with the full orchestra performing Vittorio Monti’s famous “Csardas”.

Donations are welcome and will be used to benefit the UIS Music Student Merit Award. The UIS Music program began in 2001 and is comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as Springfield community members, all with a variety of skill levels.

Anyone who is interested in joining the UIS chorus, band or chamber orchestra may contact Abigail Walsh at 217/206-7549 or

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