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Spring 4-10-2010

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Marshall University Chamber Choir

Dr. David Castleberry, conductor

Mark Smith, pianist

Kelsey Anderson, Jennifer Billups, Jeseca Bragg, Laura Campbell, Kaitlin DeSpain, Jessica Kline,

Amber Martin, Aurelia Ward, Molly White, soprano

Rachel Bartram, Leah Cook, Callie Huff, Sarah Nichols, KiraRoss, Diana Vorhees, alto

Edward Brown, Casey Edwards, T.K. Lombardo, Andrew Lowers, Michael Rose, Michael Sidoti, Adam Stephenson, Justin Wiget, tenor

Zachary Chancey, David Hines, John Hurley, Chase Likens, Sean Link, David Patrick, William Richards, Christian Rudloff, bass

Marshall University Chorus

Mr. Robert Wray, conductor

Evan Mack, guest conductor T.K. Lombardo, piano

This portion of the concert is presented as part of the Birke Fine Arts Symposium.

Langston Hughes' Dream of Freedom tells a story of many aspects of life-Prayer, Love, Death, and Perseverance. Through it all, these elements play into our constant struggle to be free; where freedom means more than just a word. It is something that needs to be nurtured in all aspects of our lives. Even more importantly these struggles tell us to respect all types of people and ideas. This struggle for freedom cannot be achieved by taking it away from others. This work expresses a need for the respect of diversity through all types of individuals in this world-making the word Freedom, through the bad and good, something to be celebrated.

All Poems Copyright © 1994 by the Estate of Langston Hughes

Katherine Bush, Brittany Cavender, Molly Gallagher, Megan Hunt, Courtney Janes, Lakedria Johnson, Kathryn Krichbaum, Amber Martin, Jordyn Rees, Rachael Siders, soprano

Rachel Bartram, April Bennett, Lindsay DiFatta, Heather Gallo, Amber Galloway, Emma Gardner,

Elizabeth Gibson, Hilary Gibson, Hillary Herold, Jackie Hysell, Deanna Meyers, Monica Sorenson, Kayla Turner, alto

Edward Brown, Travis Edwards, Daniel Ferreira, Peter Gallus, Ian Gaunt, Jordan Henry, Billy Holderby, John Horn, Chris Kimes, Jerrod Laber, T.K. Lombardo, Andrew Lowers, Michael Pitaniello, Justin Frazier, tenor

Joe Bradley, Jason Breslin, Brandon Dodrill, Danny Holderby, Noah Lamb, Christopher Leonard,

John McAlister, David Mills, Dustin Moraczewski, Scottie Mullens, Jacob Smith, Jerry Stalnaker,

Chris Tucker, Ryan Wolfe, Fred Workman, bass

The 2010 Birke Fine Arts Symposium

Reflecting deep personal interests in cultural and educational activities in the Tri-State area, and recognizing the leadership role of Marshall University, Mrs. Helen Birke and her daughter Julie established, in 1979, an endowed fund in the Marshall University Foundation creating the Birke Fine Arts Symposium.

From its earliest beginnings, the Birke Fine Arts Symposium has offered public performances, lectures, exhibitions and conferences for the university and the community it serves.

This spring, we proudly present Giving Voice: Social Justice and the Arts, the 2010 Marshall University Birke Fine Arts Symposium. A committee of faculty and students; led by Dr. Vicki Stroeher, an associate professor of music, has formulated a stimulating series of events contributing to the broad theme of social justice.

As both a reflection and critique of societal values, the arts have long been at the forefront of the issues of social justice: fairness, freedom and equality.

The 2010 Marshall University Birke Fine Arts Symposium examines the role of the arts in revealing social injustice. Featured events include lectures and performances that explore the connection between social justice and the arts in history, exhibits and performances of new works that address contemporary issues, and workshops and service projects that put social justice into action. All events are free and open to the public.


Smith Recital Hall

Library of Congress Authorities

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1525?-1594. Alma Redemptoris Mater (Motet), voices (8) (Collegio romano)

Haydn, Michael, 1737-1806. Christus factus est

Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924. Motets, op. 38. Beati quorum via

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Lord, thou hast been our refuge

Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Quartets, mixed solo voices, piano, op. 64. An die Heimat


recitals, choral music, motets, vocal ensembles, secular music, sacred music


Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Music | Music Performance

Marshall University Music Department Presents the Chamber Choir, David Castleberry, Conductor, Mark Smith, pianist, In concert with, University Chorus, Robert Wray, Conductor, Evan Mack, Guest Conductor, T.K. Lombardo, pianist