CU/Lawton Community Band, CU/Lawton Civic Chorale announce concert

The Cameron University/Lawton Community Band and Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale will perform their spring 2009 concert scheduled for Sunday, February 22 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.

CU - Lawton Community Band and CU - Lawton Civic ChoraleDoris 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. Kathryn Hickman will accompany the Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale on piano.

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 Sundays in preparation for this performance.

The civic chorale will perform J.S. Bach's "Alleluia, O Praise the Lord Most Holy," "Set Me as a Seal" by Rene Clausen, the American classic, "Oh Susanna" by Stephen Foster, and "The Awakening" by Joseph Martin.

The community band will perform "High School Cadets March" by John Philip Sousa, "The Poet and Peasant Overture" by Franz von Suppe and transcribed by Ken Singleton, "Sonidos de Sevilla" by David Bobrowitz, Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing," arranged by John Moss, "Mission Impossible Theme" by Lalo Schifrin and arranged by Paul Lavender, "The Waltzing Cat" by Leroy Anderson, and Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever."

Both ensembles will combine for a patriotic "Tribute to the Armed Forces" by Lloyd Larsen.

For more information, call the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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February 5, 2009
PR# 09-027