University Singers perform fall concert series
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University Singers perform fall concert series

Published 10/10/17

 

Valeriia Efimenko

TNE Writer

For the past three years, NSU’s University Singers has performed a concert series called Music in the Rough, where singers performed in locations that classical music would not always be performed. This fall, the concert will break away from that, and it is different than anything students have performed previously. 

"We are taking representative traditional choral pieces and having them represent the characters or places on the show," said Jeffery Wall, associate professor of music. "Every piece is tied to a certain character from Game of Thrones." 

It will be the first time when multimedia will be used during a concert. Wall is planning on projecting images on the screen as students sing. He said there are 24 students in the University Singers band who are going to participate in the concert. The audition group consists of those who can hold pitch well and who show good musical skill. They are the most skilled singers on campus. 

"This particular concert is different from any other concert that we have done," said David Girog, Glenpool senior. "I have been in the University Singers for four years now, and we have not done this kind of concerts before. In this concert, we are performing these terrific songs that we have worked so hard on, so we are all playing the same role. We have all been working extremely hard to prepare for this concert, and I think it will show when we perform. I just want the audience to sit, relax and enjoy as we perform a concert that we are all so passionate about."

Students are going to perform 10 pieces, which each represents a different character from Game of Thrones and ranges from classical to spiritual to contemporary. This concert is just the beginning, as there is a busy year ahead.

“We have many concerts and many opportunities this year,” said Wall. “We are invited to sing at Oklahoma Music Educators Association conference, then we are going to sing with North Texas Children’s Chorus in Dallas. We have a lot of exciting and busy things going on this year.”

Another member of the group, Caitlin Felts, Muskogee junior, said she is very grateful to be a part of this group.

“In the past year alone, I am so happy to be able to perform in this group,” said Felts. “It has not only given me so many musical opportunities, but has given me a group of really close friends that I will forever be thankful for. I expect this to be a super fun concert because our repertoire is very unique. It will be a concert you will not want to miss.”

The concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct.16 at the NSU Center of Performing Arts. 

 


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