Oct. 24: Free choral concert completes day of workshops

WSU-Concert-Choir-webPULLMAN, Wash. – English madrigals, haunting jazz and contemporary music will be sung in a free, public concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University to conclude the annual day-long, educational choral festival for high school music programs.

The WSU Madrigal/Chamber Singers will perform English Renaissance madrigals by John Dowland and Thomas Weelkes and contemporary selections by Hubert Bird and Ivo Antognini. Four selected high school choirs will sing.

The WSU Concert Choir will conclude with music connected by the theme “I Sing Because…” The piece “I sing because…,” by English composer Will Todd, sets the provocative text using a haunting but uplifting melody and harmonies from the jazz idiom.

WSU faculty will work throughout the day with 12 high school choirs from Washington and Idaho. Their free, public performances will be ongoing in Kimbrough Hall 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Bryan Hall 3-4:30 p.m.


Lori Wiest, WSU School of Music, 509-335-6173 and 509-335-5647, lwiest@wsu.edu