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Requiem influences CWCs spring showcase
Central Wyoming College singers including the Collegiate Chorale and others will perform at the Spring Music Showcase Concert on May 3. File photo

Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff

John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming College Spring Music Showcase Concert on Thursday, May 3, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.

The free 7:30 p.m. concert has approximately 90 musicians from throughout Fremont County involved in the production.

Also performing are the Handbell Choir, Concert Band and Collegiate Chorale.

The Handbell Choir, under the direction of Sharon Dalton, will perform three pieces, including "Festal Dance" by Timothy Waugh, "Broadway!" arranged by Douglas Wagner and an arrangement of the popular "Classical Gas," originally composed by Mason Williams.

The Concert Band, directed by Andy Peeks, performs six selections, beginning with "Wild Wyatt" by Gary Gilroy, and followed by "A Childhood Hymn" by David Holsinger, "Reverberations" by Brian Balmages, "Encanto" by Robert W. Smith, "Apparitions" by Brian Balmages, and the "Finale from Symphony No. 4" by Tchaikovsky.

The Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Robert Hussa, is performing "Requiem," featuring Brittany Rae as the soloist. Instrumental musicians from around the state are coming to the CWC campus to form the accompanying ensemble.

"This work was composed in 1983 by John Rutter, in memory of his father," Hussa said in a press release. "Although some of us have performed this work in other choirs in the past, this is the first time it has been performed at CWC."