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UWFox Jazz Ensemble, Chorale to Perform

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley’s Jazz Ensemble and Chorale will each be offering a performance on Sunday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Perry Hall.  The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Marc Sackman, associate professor of music and director of bands at the Menasha campus.  The Chorale is led by Cara Davis, associate lecturer in music and chorale director.

The Jazz Ensemble is scheduled to play, “Blue Monk,” “Satin Doll,” “Blue Bossa,” “Watermelon Man,”  “Now’s The Time,” and “Summertime.” The Ensemble includes UWFox students Christopher Eichhorst (alto saxophone), Kristina Femal (alto saxophone), Mark Hawbaker (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Christopher Hughes (guitar), Cory Oravec (bass), Steven Yungwirth (drums/vibes/piano), and Adam Hatton (drums).

The Chorale has a two-part performance planned. The first part features the 12-member group, “Fermata Nowhere,” directed and choreographed by Robin Groff, features performances of “Apologize/My Heart Will Go On” and “Poker Face.”

The second part features the 27-member UWFox Chorale with, “UWFox Chorale Presents An Evolution of A Capella,” and includes, “Ubi Caritas” (featuring soloists Megan Sackett, Eric Clifford, Cal Christensen, and Jed Petrie), “O Lux Beatissimi,” “Mairi’s Wedding” (featuring Lana Connelly/flute, Adam Hatton/percussion, and Hunter Opinker/guitar),  “Michael Jackson Melody” (featuring the members of “Fermata Nowhere”), “Bonse Aba” (featuring Adam Hatton/percussion), “Let Me Fly” (featuring Zach Young/tenor and Amanda Vollmer/tambourine), “Evening Prayer,” and “Salmo 150.”

Both performances are free and open to the public, with unreserved seating.

For more information about the UWFox Jazz Ensemble, contact Sackman at 832-2625 or email marc.sackman@uwc.edu.  For more information about the UWFox Chorale, contact Davis at 832-2687 or email cara.davis@uwc.edu.


Posted 4/27/2011