Fall Collage Concert ‘Coming and Going,’ Friday, Oct. 6

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
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“Coming and Going” is the title for this year’s Fall Collage Concert at the Wheeler Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The free concert will feature the Casper College Collegiate Chorale, Chamber Singers, Contemporary Singers, and the Casper College Faculty Woodwind Trio.

Under the direction of Zachary Freeman, DMA, with collaborative pianist Paula Flynn, the concert will feature music by Randall Thompson, Anton Bruckner, Eric Whitacre, Timothy Takach, Jonathan Cohen, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Sarah Quartel, and others.

The combined choirs will perform “The Last Words of David” by Thompson and “The Road Home” by Stephen Paulus.

The Casper College Collegiate Chorale will perform “Locus iste” by Bruckner, “The Seal Lullaby” by Whitacre, and “One Boy Told Me” by Takach.

The Casper College Contemporary Singers, or Triple C, will present three pieces: “MLK” by U2, “The Bird’s Lullaby” by Quartel, and conclude with “Beyond the Sea” by Charles Trenet and Jack Lawrence. Bobby Darin made the song popular in 1959, and many other artists and groups have recorded it.

The Casper College Chamber Singers will sing four songs: “Rest” by Williams, “Zigeunerleben” by Robert Schumann, “Horizons” by  Peter Van Dijk, and “Entreat Me Not to Leave You” by Dan Forest.

Another treat will be the Casper College Faculty Woodwind Trio playing Jonathan Cohen’s “Playdates for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon.” The trio is comprised of Joshua R. Mietz, DMA, on clarinet, Delores Thornton on flute, and Richard Turner on bassoon.

The Casper College Collegiate Chorale includes sopranos Katie Baumstarck, Danica Boyce, Ali Caldwell, Lucy Stephens, and Izabelle Cardenas; altos Madison Billings, Samantha Boutte, Ilisa Covey, Abigail Ehrlich, Grace MacPherson, Mala Stagg, and Joan Davies; tenors Eian Eco, Kevin Kaske, Daniel Mayor, Jeremy Rich, and Joshua Simon; and basses Roman Gaddis, Collin Jones, and Owen LaCount.

The Casper College Chamber Singers include sopranos Boyce, Caldwell, and Caroline Weiss; altos Baumstarck, Billings, and Stephens; tenors Jones, Kaske, Mayor, and Simon; and basses Cole Cooper, Mark Heward, Joshua Knutson, and LaCount.

The Casper College Contemporary Singers include Billings, Boyce, Cooper, Kaske, LaCount, Rich, and Weiss.

The Wheeler Concert Hall is located in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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