UW-Parkside Choirs perform as part of the BMO Harris Noon Concert Series

Published: October 24, 2014

By: Kelliann Keeler

Voices of Parkside, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and University Choral performed as a part of the BMO Harris Noon Concert Series.

The Noon Concert Series is a popular, highly successful series of free performances usually presented each Friday at the noon hour in Parkside’s Bedford Concert Hall. Each semester, an interesting and diverse range of performances are scheduled including solo and chamber recitals, large group concerts, and lecture/recitals.

Voices of Parkside presented a sample from Hadel’s Messiah, which they will be performing in full with UW-Parkside Master Singers and orchestral accompaniment in early December. In addition, they also performed a bright and lively 16th century piece titled “A Little White Hen,” John Clements’ “Flower of Beauty,” and John Wesley Work III’s “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” which featured soprano soloist, Joana Jackson.

Parkside’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed an upbeat and lively tribute to Bobby Troup’s “Route 66."

University Choral performed a Felix Mendelssohn piece titled “All ye that cried unto the Lord," as well as several musical theatre pieces including “The Lion Sleeps Tonight," featuring soloist, Kimber Schweke, student conductor La Shel Newkirk, and Dr. Laura Rexroth, on percussion.

UW-Parksides Choirs are conducted by James B. Kinchen Jr., and accompanied by Fumi Nishikioro Nakayama. Their next performance is Sunday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m. in Bedford Concert Hall, $10 general admission, $5 for students, staff, and seniors.

Click here for more information on the BMO Harris Noon Concert Series and other upcoming music performances.

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