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February 2007

Release Date: February 13, 2007

ASU Concert Chorale Presents ‘A Celtic Spectacular!’

The Angelo State University Concert Chorale will showcase the music of Ireland and Scotland during the upcoming concert, “A Celtic Spectacular!,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the University Auditorium.

The performance, which will highlight the distinctive musical settings of familiar Scottish and Irish poetry, is offered to the public free of charge through the Arts at ASU series.

Highlighted poetry will include Robert Burns’ “Highland Mary,” Thomas Moore’s “The Last Rose of Summer” and James Stephens’ “Anthony O’Daly.” Additional selections will consist of Irish folksongs and sacred pieces, among them “O Danny Boy,” featuring the dramatic tenor voice of Mark Cooper, and “Be Thou My Vision” with a spiritual harp accompaniment.

“O Swiftly Glides the Bonny Boat” will give classical music fans an opportunity to hear a little-known gem by Ludwig van Beethoven. John Rutter’s “Gaelic Blessing,” Roger Emerson’s “Riversong,” plus a medley of favorites from Lerner and Loewe’s musical fantasy, Brigadoon, will round out the program.

In addition to the talents of the university singers, the concert will feature Dorothy Douthitt on violin, Sariah McCracken on harp and cello, Jim Bode on bagpipes and Louellen Meyer on piano. The Angelo State University Concert Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Pamela Lee.