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Thursday Showcase at CWC is last for Hussa as conductor

May 7, 2014 - From staff reports

The Central Wyoming College community band, collegiate chorale and hand bell choir perform at the Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.

The free event marks the final concert for chorale conductor Bob Hussa, who is retiring from CWC this month after 34 years on the job. A short reception in his honor will be held after the performance.

For the showcase concert, the community band under the direction of Jason Ogg will present John Philip Sousa's "The Thunderer," Gustav Holst's "First Suite in E flat" and the John Zdechlik's "Chorale and Shaker Dance." Also on the program is Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Australian Up-Country Tune."

Sharon Dalton's hand bell choir will perform "Elation" by Jason W. Krug and an arrangement by Sandra Eithun of "You Raise Me Up." The bell ringers also will feature "Over the Rainbow" in an arrangement by Tammy Waldrop, and Keith Richards' arrangement of Green Day's song "Time of Your Life."

The collegiate chorale ends the performance with selections by James Taylor including "That Lonesome Road." The set list also includes Billy's Joel's "And So It Goes" and one of Hussa's favorite arrangements of the folk song "How Can I Keep from Singing."

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