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Department of Music presents ASU Ringers in concert April 23

April , 2007 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Ringers in concert on Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The choir will be ringing in five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five octaves of Malmark handbells.

Established in 1985, the ASU Ringers is a small ensemble open to members of the student body as well as members of the faculty and the community. Although most of the students are music majors, several other academic majors are also represented. Over the past thirteen years the Ringers have toured Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Tenessee, and Texas.

The program will consist of “Rejoice and be Glad!” by Cathy Moklebust; “A Festive Chime” by Kevin McChesney; “Lamento Borincano” by Rafael Hernandez, arranged by Francisco Abad; “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need”, arranged by Barbara Baltzer Kinyon; “Daystar,” a setting of the hymn “When Morning Gilds the Skies,” arranged by Karen Buckwalter; “A Mighty Fortress,” set for piano solo by Joel Raney and arranged for bells by Arnold Sherman; “How Greeat Thou Art,” arranged by Cynthia Dobrinski; “Pie Jesu” from the Faure Requiem, arranged by Allan Petker and featuring Pat Register as soprano soloist; “What Larks!”, the piece by Thomas Head, an alumnus of the Ringers; and “Easter Dawning,” composed by George Crumb.

Members of the choir include Andrew Bleignier of Jonesboro, Mylie Brown of Walnut Ridge, Stelicia Christian of Little Rock, Dr. David Gilmore of Jonesboro, Carly Gorman of Little Rock, Jennifer Hall of Tyronza, Ben Light of West Ridge, Jonathan Monroe of Jonesboro, Ashley Hall of Jonesboro, Pat Register of Florence, Ala., Jon Stevenson of North Little Rock, and Amy Van Slyke of Hardy.

The concert is free and open to the public.
For more details, please call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.


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