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. Via YouTube.

Link will be made available shortly before the event.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the X Series. Explore the process of building this initiative, which was conceived by the Department of Theatre and Dance in response to the challenges of our times. Student participants will be joined by members of the production team to provide an insider’s view into the making of this exciting virtual project. Via Zoom, registration required.

Register Here.

Premiere event registration links:

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

The X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) celebrates Wheaton’s creativity in a multidisciplinary virtual event composed of ‘acts’ created by our community. Spanning dance, song, and film to visual art and theatrical performance, each project responds to the prompt: 2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses. Over the course of this two-night live premiere, we gather to share our creative processes and to present the culmination of that work. Via Zoom, registration required.

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

Register Here—April 15 (Behind the Scenes)

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.

Register Here.

The X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) celebrates Wheaton’s creativity in a multidisciplinary virtual event composed of ‘acts’ created by our community. Spanning dance, song, and film to visual art and theatrical performance, each project responds to the prompt: 2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses. Over the course of this two-night live premiere, we gather to share our creative processes and to present the culmination of that work. Via Zoom, registration required.

Register Here—April 8

Register Here—April 9

Register Here—April 15 (Behind the Scenes)

Renowned musicologist Matthew Morrison discusses his recent research, which historicizes the rise of American popular music, performance, and race in the nineteenth century. His talk centers on Blacksound, which Morrison uses as a foil to demonstrate how popular entertainment, culture, and identity have been shaped by the legacy of blackface minstrelsy in and beyond the United States.

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Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons front Freetown Collective, a band that defies genre, delivering eclectic music and drawing on Trinidadian tradition and life experience. They perform infectious, transformative music fused with poetry and politics, philosophical and spiritual inspiration; and social justice is central to their music and creative vision. Join us for a virtual concert followed by a Q&A with the artists.

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Calling all creatives, from every corner of the Wheaton College Community! The Theatre & Dance program spring 2021 mainstage production is entitled: The Wheaton X Series, and the subject of this theatrical experience is you and your responses to the events of our time.

The Wheaton X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) is a multi disciplinary, community wide live virtual event spanning two nights of programming, comprised of ‘acts’. The stories reflected through the performance pieces (dance, song, word, music, and film) will be created in response to the prompt:

2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses.

We are inviting all Wheaton voices (students, alumnae/i, staff and faculty) to respond to the prompt through any form of creative expression.

All performances will be recorded, and edited into a two-evening event premiering April 8 & 9, 2021 celebrating the great talent and passion of our community. The premiere will be followed by a ‘Behind the Scenes’ event with the creative team on April 15.

Even if you do not wish to perform, you will have the opportunity to contribute work that may be performed by others (especially original music that can be used for dance performances, or other means of artistic expression.)

Questions? Contact Joe Wilison Jr. (wilsonjr_joe@wheatoncollege.edu)

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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

Vespers Program (pdf)

Register for the Virtual Reception. The reception will begin shortly after the premiere ends at 8:15 p.m. EST

 

Composer and pianist Courtney Bryan discusses her recent works, including “Yet Unheard,” a work for orchestra and chorus which commemorates Sandra Bland’s tragic death in police custody in 2013. Bryan, a New Orleans native, is Assistant Professor of Music at Tulane, and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts and the Samuel Barber Rome Prize in Music Composition. Registration is required for this Zoom event.

Register here.