Western Carolina University’s Concert Choir and WCU student musicians will join with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra for two concerts on campus that are free and open to the public.
A Wednesday, March 20, performance will feature Poulenc’s “Gloria” and a Thursday, March 21, presentation will be Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture.” Part of the ongoing Artist-in-Residence Program, a partnership that promotes collaboration between WCU music students and professional players, both shows are at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.
This year’s residence orchestra is a nonprofit organization based out of the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City under musical director Chris Whittaker. WCU’s Concert Choir is an auditioned group of singers from a variety of majors across campus. The group’s repertoire includes a diversity of compositions spanning historical works to present, as well as multiple languages.
For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program or the concerts, contact the School of Music at 828-227-7242.