Trombone Choir Concert!

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SFA’s Trombone Choir to perform works by Gabrieli, Mendelssohn

The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone, the 22-member choir will perform “Canzona XIII,” composed by Giovanni Gabrieli in the 16th century for St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice.

“This piece will feature three choirs of all trombones including the contra bass trombone, which plays in the range of the tuba,” Scott said.

Two other sacred pieces that Scott described as “beautiful chorales” are on the program, including “Ave Maria” by Anton Bruckner and arranged by Douglas Yeo, and “Holy is God the Lord” by Felix Mendelssohn.

The concert will also feature a piece by Dmitri Kabalevsky.

“Overture to ‘Colas Breugnon’ is a lively fun piece composed originally for an opera orchestra by Kabalevsky and arranged for trombone choir by Gary Slechta,” Scott said.

The recital a joint presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Trombone Choir Concert Celebrates International Trombone Week

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Trombone Choir in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The Trombone Choir will perform a festive concert with a selection of popular and jazz songs that will commemorate International Trombone Week,” said Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone at SFA and the director of the Trombone Choir.

“Eleanor Rigby” and “Yesterday,” arranged by Dr. A.C. “Buddy” Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beetles first appearance in America.  Other popular songs on the program will include “Mr. Sandman,” “The Entertainer” and “On Green Dolphin Street.”

Guests accompanying the Trombone Choir will be Lufkin senior Juwan Blanton on drums, Littleton, Colo., junior Cory Meier on piano, and Athens graduate student Stephen Morman on bass.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

Trombone Choir Concert

Join the SFA Trombones in Concert on Monday, November 4, 7:30 pm, in Cole Concert Hall.  The varied program will feature music from the 16th century as well as Presser’s Isorhythmic Toccata of the 20th century.  Three percussionists will join the split choir for this exciting work.  Also featured is the Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare arranged by our own, Michael Swann.

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Trombone Choir Concert Spring 2012

The SFA Trombone Choir will present its final concert of the year–tonight at 7:30 in Cole Concert hall. The first part of the concert will showcase trombone quartets. The trombone choir will finish the concert with the Chase Rondo, Michael Swann‘s arrangement of Grieg’s Aase’s Death, and Justin Allen will conduct the ever-popular “Tower Music”! Hope to see you there!