Cameron Lawton Community Band and Civic Chorale to present combined concert

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present the Cameron/Lawton Community Band and the Cameron/Lawton Civic Chorale in a combined concert on Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre.  Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students, senior citizens and military. All Cameron University faculty, students and staff are admitted free with proper identification.

The Cameron/Lawton Civic chorus members are diverse in age and vocation, including high school singers, Cameron students, area music teachers, and others from the community who just love to sing. They will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a Baroque choral work that is a favorite of choral ensembles worldwide and which consists of 12 movements that are varied in tempo and mood. Soloists will include CU students Chloe Hively, Lawton; MiKayla Reuter, Altus; community member Dale Nomura; and CU faculty members Dr. Christian Morren and Doris Lambert, who conducts the ensemble. Accompaniment will be provided by David C. Anderson, Dr. Kirsten Underwood, Kathy Litiker, Kevin Litiker, and Dolores Anderson.

With more than 60 musicians from communities throughout southwest Oklahoma, the Cameron/Lawton Community Band is conducted by Dr. Jim Lambert, Professor of Music. Membership includes high school and middle school students as well as adult performers from the region. Cameron University students, alumni and faculty complete the ensemble’s membership.

The Cameron/Lawton Community Band will perform John Philip Sousa’s “Dauntless Battalion March,” “To Fly Without Wings” by James Curnow, “Farandole” by Bizet arranged by Jay Bocook, “Appalachian Folk Dream” by Timothy Mahr and “Armed Forces Salute” arranged by Bob Lowden.

The ensembles will join together to close the concert with Roger Emerson’ and Paul Murtha’s arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “America in Concert.” That number consists of timeless hit tunes of Irving Berlin, including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Blue Skies,” “Always” and “God Bless America!”

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts at 580-581-2346.

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February 19, 2019