Music Groups Plan Concerts at Ashford University

Music Groups Plan Concerts at Ashford University



Two Ashford University music groups will present their end-of-semester concerts on Sunday, Dec. 7 in room C3600 of St. Clare Hall on campus. The musical afternoon kicks off at 2 p.m. with the AU Choir’s winter concert, followed by a performance of the Ashford University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m.

The AU Choir, under the direction of Dr. Rob Engelson, will present a varied group of choral works appropriate for the holiday season. Selections, both a cappella and accompanied, will range from Gregorian chant to Baroque motets to new arrangements of familiar carols by composers including Michael Praetorius, Hans Leo Hassler, Dietrich Buxtehude, John Rutter, and Dale Warland.

Directed by Steve Little, the Wind Ensemble will perform John Philip Sousa's “Freelance March,” “The Hoosier Schoolmaster” by Paul Yoder, “He Is Born” arranged by Jerry Nowak, “An Irish Posey” by Robert Farnon, “I Saw Three Ships” arranged by Larry Kerchner,” “The Lone Wild Bird” arranged by Thomas Root, and “The Candlelight Carol” by John Rutter. Because the concert is on Pearl Harbor Day, the Ensemble will end with Paul Whear's arrangement of the Navy Hymn (“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”).

The Ashford University Wind Ensemble is composed of students, faculty, and staff of the University. The band is augmented with players from Clinton, Low Moor, Moline, Rock Island, Geneseo, Erie, and Davenport. Anyone who would like to participate in the group is encouraged to attend rehearsals during the spring semester at no charge. For more information, contact Steve Little at 309.781.4431 or lslittle@frontiernet.net.

The free concerts are open to the public.

About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Two Ashford University music groups will present their end-of-semester concerts on Sunday, Dec. 7 in room C3600 of St. Clare Hall on campus. The musical afternoon kicks off at 2 p.m. with the AU Choir’s winter concert, followed by a performance of the Ashford University Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m.

The AU Choir, under the direction of Dr. Rob Engelson, will present a varied group of choral works appropriate for the holiday season. Selections, both a cappella and accompanied, will range from Gregorian chant to Baroque motets to new arrangements of familiar carols by composers including Michael Praetorius, Hans Leo Hassler, Dietrich Buxtehude, John Rutter, and Dale Warland.

Directed by Steve Little, the Wind Ensemble will perform John Philip Sousa's “Freelance March,” “The Hoosier Schoolmaster” by Paul Yoder, “He Is Born” arranged by Jerry Nowak, “An Irish Posey” by Robert Farnon, “I Saw Three Ships” arranged by Larry Kerchner,” “The Lone Wild Bird” arranged by Thomas Root, and “The Candlelight Carol” by John Rutter. Because the concert is on Pearl Harbor Day, the Ensemble will end with Paul Whear's arrangement of the Navy Hymn (“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”).

The Ashford University Wind Ensemble is composed of students, faculty, and staff of the University. The band is augmented with players from Clinton, Low Moor, Moline, Rock Island, Geneseo, Erie, and Davenport. Anyone who would like to participate in the group is encouraged to attend rehearsals during the spring semester at no charge. For more information, contact Steve Little at 309.781.4431 or lslittle@frontiernet.net.

The free concerts are open to the public.

About Ashford University
Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, www.twitter.com/AshfordU, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.