The Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers present their virtual spring concert, joined by Time Out Vocal Jazz, the Oure Pleasure Singers and visiting artists Elise Groves, Emily Bergmann, Connor Vigeant, and Craig Juricka.
YouTube premiere begins at 7:30 p.m.
All are welcome at a virtual reception via Zoom immediately following the YouTube premiere. Register here.
The phrase Lakou Sanblé connotes a gathering among friends and neighbors. During this live concert the band Eïa!: Christophe Césaire (composer, keyboard, guitar), Christel Coïta (singer), Carole Rosine (piano), and Jacques Bajal (bèlè drum) with special guest Mano Césaire (founder of Malavoi, violin) will perform traditional songs from Martinique, Guaudeloupe and French Guyane.
Wheaton’s choral tradition for the holidays continues, celebrating music that spans cultures and time periods, featuring the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers with a guest appearance by the Wheaton Sinfonietta.
YouTube Concert Link. The concert premiere will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST
Register for the Vespers Welcome. Welcoming remarks will begin at 7:00 p.m. EST
Register for the Virtual Reception. The reception will begin shortly after the premiere ends at 8:15 p.m. EST
The 60-piece GWSO performs dance music from around the world, featuring selections from Stravinsky’s Firebird; Respighi’s Ancient Airsand Dances Suite No 2; Melanie Bonis’ Suite en forme de valses; and African-American composer William Grant Still’s Danzas da Panama. Charlotte Chuen, Class of 2020, also performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. Suggested donation $5.
The Southeastern Massachusetts Wind Symphony, under the direction of Associate Professor Earl Raney, presents works by Prokofiev, Milhaud, Gould, Hindemith, plus seasonal favorites. Suggested donation $5.
The ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sheila Falls, performs music from a variety of genres from around the world, including Europe, South America, Africa and more.
The talented students of the Jazz Band, under the direction of Assistant Professor Jeff Cashen, perform a program of music including works by Charles Mingus, Ralph Towner, Wes Montgomery and others.
Gifted student performers demonstrate mastery in voice, violin, cello, piano and other instruments.
Organist Kevin Birch performs on Wheaton’s glorious Casavant Fréres pipe organ in a recital of Baroque and pre-Baroque music, including pieces by J. S. Bach.
Multimedia artist, technologist and composer Kristina Warren performs a new work that combines interactivity and improvisation in both visual and aural realms.