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Westminster School of Music presents Gala Concert on April 26

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Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – The Westminster College School of Music will present a Gala Concert featuring the Westminster College Jazz Ensemble, the Chamber Singers and the Westminster College Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium.

Under the direction of Dr. Don Schade, the Chamber Singers will perform Zoltán Kodály’s “Jesus and the Traders,” five pieces from Earl George’s “Songs of Innocence” and “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” a collection of pieces by Eric Whitacre.

The Westminster College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Winfield, will perform five selections: Tom Molter’s “Apollo’s Reel” featuring junior Courtney Labritz on trumpet and senior Timothy Savage on alto saxophone; Chip McNeill’s “Aaron’s Blues” featuring junior Samuel Sherlock on tenor saxophone, sophomore Benjamin Patosky on bass trombone; junior Timothy Hering on trumpet; and senior Patrick Raymond on trombone; Kris Berg’s “Squiggly” featuring junior Tyler Snodgrass on guitar and junior Liam Horgan on tenor saxophone; Mike Carubia’s arrangement of the Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish piece “Moonlight Serenade” and Darmon Meader’s arrangement of the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner song “On a Clear Day,” both featuring the Westminster College Chamber Singers.

The Westminster College Symphony Orchestra, led by Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, will close out the concert with the Pennsylvania premiere of the piano concerto “Elvendream,” composed by Dr. Daniel Perttu, associate professor of music at Westminster, and featuring Omaha Conservatory of Music pianist Tammy Miller.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Betsy Hildebrand at 724-946-7226 or