Chorus, UNM bands perform An American Holiday
Chorus will join with the UNM Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
to perform the works of Aaron Copland, Daniel Pinkham and Michael
Daugherty for An American Holiday Thursday, Dec.
11, at 7:30 p.m. at Popejoy Hall.
do a large concert every December, said University Chorus
Director Bradley Ellingboe. This is a bit of a departure
for us. We typically perform to something like Beethovens
9th Symphony. This semester we are doing something a little
lighter. And, since all the composers are American, we are calling
the concert An American Holiday.
has performed only once before with the Wind Symphony, a UNM
band directed by Eric Rombach-Kendall. This performance also
features the UNM Symphonic Band, directed by Miller Asbill.
The band will give the first performance of the evening followed
by the chorus rendition of Pinkhams Christmas
groups will perform independently throughout the evening and
then the University Chorus and Wind Symphony will combine to
perform American folksongs arranged by Copland, Ellingboe said.
Chorus is a non-auditioned oratorio society. Of the more than
140 members, about 25 are UNM students and another 25 are faculty
and staff with the remaining from the greater Albuquerque community.
are $12 general admission, $10 students and $7 children. Funds
raised at the performance will benefit an endowed scholarship
fund for chorus music at UNM.
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