April 15, 2009
Marquette musical groups present final concerts of the year
Chorus, orchestra unite for Handel’s Messiah April 25
Marquette University musical groups will present a variety of concerts this spring, including a performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah Saturday, April 25. The concert, performed by the Marquette Chorus and Orchestra, will feature professional guest soloists Brian Arreola, Kerry Hart, Tanya Kruse and Thomas Weis. Other shows include performances by the Marquette Band, Liturgical Choir and Jazz Band. With the exception of the Messiah performance, the concerts are free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 2 p.m.
Marquette Hall 100, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave.
At its final show of the year, The Naturals will perform a number of a capella pieces ranging from classic barbershop to modern pop compositions.
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Liturgical Choir, Gesu Church, 1210 W. Michigan Ave.
The Marquette Liturgical Choir will present its eighth annual spring concert, “Christ Our Hope.” The evening will include scripture and music that ranges from the Baroque and Romantic Eras to contemporary Catholic compositions.
Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.
Marquette Band, Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Marquette Symphonic Band’s concert will feature soloist Martin Cochran performing with the band on several works, including The Carnival of Venice. Cochran has appeared as a soloist for ensembles across the country and performs on the Sterling Virtuoso euphonium. The concert will include a tribute to graduating seniors, and the grand finale will be a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Marquette Jazz Band, Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Marquette Jazz Ensemble will perform a wide range of styles at their annual spring concert. Performances will include the music of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Glenn Miller, Gordon Goodwin and more.
Saturday, April 25, 2 p.m.
Marquette Chorus and Orchestra, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Marquette Chorus and Orchestra work together to present Messiah. The concert will feature guest soloists Brian Arreola, tenor; Kerry Hart, mezzo soprano; Tanya Kruse, soprano; and Thomas Weis, bass. Tickets can be purchased at Brooks Lounge in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $4 for Marquette students.
Sunday, April 26, 2 p.m.
Marquette Chorus and Orchestra, Varsity Theatre, 1324 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The Marquette Orchestra and Chorus will culminate their year with a joint concert. The concert will feature selections from the groups’ coursework with Marquette senior Brandon Rindfleisch as a featured soloist on Bach’s A Minor Violin Concerto.