Two new ensembles debut at “Fall Collage” concert

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Drawing of leaves with the words Fall Collage

Two brand new Casper College ensembles, the Casper College Wind Ensemble and the Casper College Chamber Singers, will debut during the “Fall Collage” concert Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall.

The wind ensemble, under the direction of Joshua Mietz, DMA, will perform the five movements of W.A. Mozart’s “Serenade No. 11, K. 375 in E-flat.” The chamber singers, under the direction of Zachary Vreeman, DMA, will perform “Hallelujah” from “The Mount of Olives” by Ludwig von Beethoven, as well as selections from other composers including Randall Thompson, Andrew Steffen, John Wykoff, and Stephen Foster.

In addition to the two new ensembles, the Casper College Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Jennifer Cowell-DePaolo, and the Casper College Collegiate Chorale, under the direction of Vreeman, will also perform.

The chamber orchestra is set to perform several pieces including “Short Overture for Strings,” “Hoedown,” and “Five Little Dances.” The collegiate chorale will perform songs by Thompson, Gustav Holst, and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

According to Vreeman, the new ensembles are “ … part of a reorganization of our ensemble offerings. The thrust behind our reorganization, which includes moving some ensembles to the evening was to make it much easier for community members to be part of them.” Those ensembles which moved from day rehearsals to evening rehearsals include the Casper College Band, Casper College Jazz Ensemble, Casper College Opera Workshop, and the collegiate choral.

The “Fall Collage Concert” is free and open to the public. The Wheeler Concert Hall is located in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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