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Tamaqua Area Spring Band and Chorus Concert tonight

Published March 30. 2010 05:00PM

The Tamaqua Sr. High School Music Department will present its' annual "Spring Band & Chorus Program" tonight, Tuesday, March 30th at 7:30 p.m. in the Tamaqua Area Auditorium.

The concert will feature the best in instrumental and vocal selections presented by students in the Concert Choir, Jazz Chorale, Sr. High Wind Ensemble, and the 'Raider' Concert Band.

The Wind Ensemble will open the program with "The Star-Spangled Banner", and "Brazil: Ceremony, Song and Samba" arranged by Robert W. Smith.

The Jazz Chorale opens the vocal portion of the concert with "Glorificamus Te" by Jerry Estes. They will follow that selection with "Sing Me to Heaven" and the spiritual "Didn't It Rain, Noah?" by Donald Culver. Drew Bonner and Julian Gerace, two accompanists for the chorale, will play piano solos, "Clair de Lune" by Debussy and "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" by Franz Liszt.

The 'Raider' Concert Band opens the second half of the program with "Tangents Angular" by Roland Barrett. The program continues with the classic John Phillip Sousa march "The Liberty Bell", followed by "Divinum Mysterium" by James Swearingen and "Pulsation" by Richard Saucedo. The band completes their portion of the program with "American Flourish" by Robert W. Smith.

The Concert Choir will conclude the program by singing the medley from the long running classic Broadway show "Les Miserables". "Music Speaks" by Andy Beck, a song about the power of music beyond the written lyric, will close the program.

Accompanists for the choirs are Drew Bonner, Julian Gerace and Erin Raymond.

The 'Raider' Band and Sr. High Wind Ensemble are under the direction of John Potlunas. The Concert Choir and Jazz Chorale are under the direction of John Buglio.

Doors to the auditorium will open at 6:45 p.m. There will be an admission charge.

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