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Publication Date

Spring 4-30-1970

Year of Release



Dr. Paul Balshaw, musical director

Robert R. Clark, conductor

Jane Hobson, mezzo-soprano, guest soloist

Dr. Paul W. Whear, guest conductor

William B. Stacy, Thomas Bowen, associate conductor

G.D. Nixon, Jr., graduate assistant

Wanda Cole, piano

The Marshall University Symphonic Choir is the primary performing ensemble for choral music in the Marshall University Music Department. The choir is made up of 42 students chosen by competitive audition. The choir, in addition to its formal concerts on campus, represents the University as touring ensemble. Recently the choir completed a most successful tour of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Marshall University Symphonic Choir has appeared in concert and demonstrations at both State and National MENC Conventions. Over the past three years the Choir has been featured eight times over national radio, on the NBC series “Great Choirs of America." Among major compositions in the recent choir repertoire are: Symphony of Psalms, Stravinsky; Carmina Burana, Carl Orff; Mass in C Minor, Mozart; and King David, Honegger.

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble is dedicated to the purpose of performing the significant wind and percussion repertoire. This goal is realized by utilizing only the number of players necessary for an effective performance. The opportunity for participation is available to all students with members being selected by audition.

In addition to a series of concerts presented on campus, an annual tour is taken through West Virginia and neighboring states.

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Marshall University Music Department Presents the Symphonic Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble