Wednesday, March 23, 2011

UIS Chorus to perform free concert on April 1

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Chorus, directed by Melinda Pitt Kaye and assisted on piano by Pamela Scott will perform a free concert.

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

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

DETAILS: The UIS Chorus includes students enrolled at UIS, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. The concert will include a wide variety of music styles including selections from Ariel Ramirez’ Missa Criolla, an Argentine folk mass featuring Latin percussion, guitar and string bass.

Pop songs include Toto’s Africa, the Chordette’s Mr. Sandman and the Ink Spots’ Java Jive will also be featured in addition to more traditional choral pieces including ‘Til Time and Times Are Done with music by Ron Kean and text by Williams Butler Yeats. Poetry by another Irish author, James Joyce will also be performed in a set by Italian Composer, Roberto Di Marino.

The UIS Chorus will also perform a 45 minute program on Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the Vachel Lindsey Home State Historical Site located at 603 S. Fifth Street in Springfield and at the UIS Music Showcase on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm in the Sangamon Auditorium.

Information about all UIS Music performances and events can be found at For more information, email or call 217/206-6240.

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