Plymouth State University Choirs in Concert

April 8th, 2004 by Adam

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University presents a performance by the PSU choirs under the direction of Professor Dan Perkins, April 17 at 8 p.m. The concert will be held at Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street.

The major work to be featured is Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina, which will be performed by the Chamber Singers and Chorale. PSU piano majors Daniel Formidoni, Angela Olszta, Jacqueline Morin, and Carl Wishneusky, as well as the Plymouth State Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Tim Gilmore, will accompany the combined choirs.

Additionally, Perkins has invited the Philadelphia based theatre troupe “Hotel Obligado” to interpret the work physically. “Hotel Obligado,” under the direction of PSU alumnus Robin Marcotte, will be in residence at Plymouth State for the week leading up to the performance.

Also featured at the concert will be Soca Sista Steel Band, who will accompany the choirs in a performance of Glenn McClure’s St. Francis in the Americas: A Caribbean Mass and Jan Bach’s Songs of the Streetwise.

“Over the past several years, our spring choral concert programs have been infused with requiem texts, Holy Week texts, and gorgeous music, albeit a bit somber,” said Perkins. “This concert tries diligently to provide stark contrast to those programs with the youthful and erotic texts of Orff’s “Catulli Carmina” and the exotic sounds of steel drums.”

Tickets for the event are $13-$14 for adults, $11-$12 for seniors, and $9-$10 for youth. For information, contact the Box Office at (603) 535-ARTS.