The Cameron University/Lawton Community Band and Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale will perform their spring 2010 concert scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at 3 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. The hour-long concert will feature diverse and entertaining music from numerous genres. Admission to the concert is $6 for adults and $4 for students and military.
Doris Lambert, adjunct professor, conducts the Cameron/Lawton Civic Chorale, and Dr. Jim Lambert, chair and professor of music, conducts the Cameron University/Lawton Community Band. The Cameron/Lawton Civic Chorale will be accompanied on piano by Kristina Henckel.
More than 100 talented vocalists and musicians will assemble for the performance. The ensembles, comprised of CU students, faculty, and staff, high school students, area music teachers and band directors and other community members, have been rehearsing for the past several weeks in preparation for this performance.
The civic chorale will present selections from the oratorio "The Creation" by Franz Joseph Haydn. This delightful work tells the Biblical story of creation with angel narrators and choir. Composer Haydn portrays through his musical setting the angelic voices interwoven with choral parts to tonally paint the wondrous and beautiful work of God in creating the world. The featured vocal soloists are Robby Cupp and Craig England, bass; David Duncan and Mark Stoneman, tenor; Dale Nomura, mezzo-soprano.
The Cameron/Lawton Community Band will feature several compositions including two marches by John Philip Sousa, "George Washington Bicentennial" and "Stars and Stripes Forever," as well as Johnnie Vinson's "Suite for Winds and Percussion," Scott Director's "Quatre Fantasie," John Moss' arrangement of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King," and Bob Lowden's arrangement of "Armed Forces Salute." In honor of Black History Month, the Cameron/Lawton Community Band will salute Duke Ellington by performing Richard Saucedo's arrangement of the ever-popular Ellington hit tune, "Caravan."
In honor of Presidents' Month, the Cameron Lawton Community Chorale will also combine with the Community Band for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," arranged by Mark Hayes.
For more information, call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.
February 18, 2010