Special Concert Planned for April 20

By Laura Nelson on 04/11/2013 Joel Garber leads community members and OPSU students in rehearsal for the special masterwork concert planned for Saturday, April 20 on the OPSU campus.—Kassi Cannon photoJoel Garber leads community members and OPSU students in rehearsal for the special masterwork concert planned for Saturday, April 20 on the OPSU campus.—Kassi Cannon photo Goodwell, Okla.—The Oklahoma Panhandle State University Concert Choir and the Panhandle Chorale will present a masterwork concert on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in the Centennial Theatre inside Hughes-Strong Hall and the event is free to the public thanks to the generosity of the Oklahoma Masonic Endowment for Cultural Enrichment.

An 11-member instrumental ensemble composed of a string octet, a piccolo trumpet, an oboe, and an organ played by professional musicians will join the vocalists. Rebecca Schleneger will serve as concertmaster. The performers will cover selections by Antonio Vivaldi, one of the great Baroque composers who influenced Bach, and the concert will end with two spirituals. OPSU Music Instructor Joel Garber said that the two vocal groups have put in many hours of rehearsal since they began in January and would like to thank JiSook Park for her accompaniment at those rehearsals.

The concert will last approximately 45 minutes and everyone is invited to savor the music at this special event.

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