FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              October 5, 2006


            All three of Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s vocal ensembles will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 15, in Herod Hall Auditorium. The fall concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

            Eddie Vandewalker, director of choral and vocal studies, said the Concert Choir would tell a story of American history that ends at Northwestern. There will be a song by the first American composer William Billings, whose music was printed by Paul Revere, followed by a song about crops in the fields and then Northwestern’s Alma Mater to represent the state of Oklahoma and the building of the university, respectively.

            He said there also will be a song that expresses the emotions behind the desire to move westward that ultimately led to the formation of Oklahoma and Northwestern.

            The University Chorale will perform an upbeat set of music about animals, farms and folk music. The University Singers will present songs about life and the human tendency to hurry through it without stopping to rejoice in the great and glorious things along the way.

            Vandewalker will director the singers and Ling-Yu Kan, instructor in music, will provide accompaniment on the piano. Yvonne Colle-Burden, Medicine Lodge, Kan., senior, will perform a trombone solo, and Kimberly Weast, assistant professor of theatre, will narrate the program.


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