Cameron University/Lawton Community Band and Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale to present combined concert

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present a combined concert featuring the Cameron/Lawton Community Band and the Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale on  Sunday, February 26, In the Cameron University Theatre at 3 p.m.  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 40-voice Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorale, conducted by Doris Lambert, will perform selections from Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52. The waltzes are a collection of love songs for voices and four hands piano, with lyrics from Georg Friedrich Daumer's “Polydora” collection of folk songs and love poems. Accompanied by students Garrett Compton and Diana Kirby, both of Lawton, the Chorale will perform numerous movements from the Opus, including: No. 8 “When your eyes so fondly seek,” No. 9 “On Danube’s border,” No. 10 “Oh, how calm the river flows” and No.15 “Nightingale, you sing so sweet.”  Shaun Calix and Kevin Slavine will perform No. 14 “See how bright the fountains gleam” and No. 4 “Like the evening sunset” will be performed by Courtney Minor and Lynda Andrews.

“The Cameron/Lawton Community Band’s membership reflects Cameron’s outreach to area communities, with significant membership increases from both Duncan and Walters,” says Dr. Jim Lambert, conductor.  Having both Lonnie Snodgrass, Director of Bands at Walters High School, and Derek Griner, Lawton High School Band Director, as performers provides outstanding musicianship in both the trumpet and tuba sections. The audience is certain to be entertained by concert band music which varies from Sousa to Marvin Hamlisch, concluding with a patriotic ending featuring all of the anthems from our Armed Forces.”

The 50-member Cameron/Lawton Community Band, conducted by Dr. Jim Lambert, will perform “British Eighth March” by Zo Elliott, “Amazing Grace” arranged by Frank Tichelli, “American Panorama” by Sammy Nestico, Marvin Hamlisch’s “A Chorus Line Spectacular” arranged by Warren Barker, “Armed Forces Salute” arranged by Bob Lowden and John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever March.”

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

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February 14, 2017