Concert-goers encouraged to wear costumes for afternoon of musical fun

By Clare Danner
communication ’19

OCT. 23 – Trine University’s Orchestra and vocal ensembles will present their annual Halloween Concert in conjunction with the Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Everyone is invited to the concert at 3 p.m. in Ryan Concert Hall, T. Furth Center for Performing Arts, 500 W. Maumee St. Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume to this free event.

The concert will showcase a plethora of Halloween favorites, including “Not While I’m Around” from the musical “Sweeney Todd” and music from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “October” by Eric Whitacre. From the Musical Theatre and Opera ensemble, attendees can expect to hear “Double Trouble” from Harry Potter and selections from “Wicked,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Medium.”

Two orchestra students will be soloing during the concert. Junior Julia DeBelly, a biomedical engineering major from Sylvania, Ohio, will perform a solo during “October.” Senior Andrew Rexroth, a computer engineering major from Auburn will perform a solo during “Ashokan Farewell.”

Four sopranos from the Musical Theater/Opera Ensemble will also perform solos. Elyse Buehrer, a senior music major from Angola; August Buehrer, a junior music major from Angola; and Megan Miller, a sophomore music major from Angola, will sing “Black Swan” from “The Medium,” “Already Home” from “The Wizard of Oz” and “Popular” from “Wicked,” respectively. A quartet composed of the Buehrers, Miller and Alex Burke, a Granger freshman with an undeclared major, will perform “What is this Feeling” from “Wicked.”

The musical talents of Trine's faculty will be featured during the concert, as well. Ashlee Bickley and Laura Dallman, adjunct instructors for the music department, will perform a solo and accompaniment, respectively during Act II, Scene I of "Orfeo.”

Do not miss this spooky, musical afternoon.