Trine concert features Britain, Indiana, Halloween

Trine University’s Chamber Orchestra, University Choir and Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble will present their fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Ryan Concert Hall of the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Chamber Orchestra’s program is titled “Tour of the British Isles” and includes “Sea Songs” from England and “Rhosymedre” from Wales by Ralph Vaughn Williams, “A Northumbrian Folk Song Suite” by R.J. Hume, “Seven Scottish Airs” by Gustav Holst and “Irish Suite” by Leroy Anderson.

The Chamber Orchestra, directed by Mark Kays, chair of the Department of Music, includes: Timothy Billow, a senior from Fremont, Ohio; Evan Buck, a freshman from Indianapolis; Julie DeBelly, a senior from Sylvania, Ohio; Alicia Dolan, a junior from Elwood; Christian Gaston, a junior from Wabash; Kirsten Godfrey, a freshman from Fort Wayne; Max Green, a freshman from Auburn; Jocelyn Luna, a freshman from Goshen; Kyle Roskowski, a senior from Mooresville; Brandon Villanueva, a sophomore from St. Charles, Illinois; Sarah Westman, a junior from Portage, Michigan; Benjamin Wildman, a senior from Fishers; Travis Haynes, a junior from West Unity, Ohio; Allison Strong, a senior from Port Clinton, Ohio; Lila Wilczynska, a senior from Granger; and several members of the community.

The University Choir, in honor of the Indiana Bicentennial, will present a program of music with ties to Indiana. The choir, directed by Geoffrey North, D.M., director of vocal music, will sing a medley of Cole Porter songs, “Georgia on My Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael, the state song “Banks of the Wabash,” and more. Spencer Faull, a junior from Harlan; Ryan Kosek, a sophomore from South Bend; Megan Miller, a junior from Angola; Morgan Barrasas, a freshman from Hobart; and Brett Husar, a freshman from St. Charles, Illinois, will sing solos.

Other University Choir members are: Jacob Brutcher, a sophomore from New Palestine; Joshua Jennings, a sophomore from Johnstown, Ohio; Taylor Beery, a freshman from Mishawaka; Anna Favalon, a freshman from Wooster, Ohio; Jackson Jelenic, a freshman from Clyde, Ohio; Chelsey Kohlenberg, a freshman from Fremont, Ohio; Kendra Perkins, a freshman from Kokomo; Chloe Rahn, a freshman from Danville; Austin Saenz, a senior from Tippecanoe; Aaron Titkemeier, a sophomore from Luckey, Ohio; Evan Warfel, a senior from Waxhaw, North Carolina; Celeste Wentworth, a freshman from Howe; and Garrett Widman, a freshman from Clyde, Ohio.

The Musical Theatre and Opera Ensemble will present a Halloween-themed program, which will include “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Ed Lojeski; “The Moon and Me” by Andrew Lippa; “Crazier than You” from “The Addams Family Musical”; “Something Just Broke” by Stephen Sondheim; “Everybody’s Got the Right” from “Assassins”; “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” by Alan Menken; and “Little Shop of Horrors: A Choral Medley,” by Alan Menken, arranged by Andy Beck.

The ensemble is directed by Ashlee Bickley, adjunct professor in the Department of Music, with piano accompaniment by Laura Dallman, also adjunct professor in the Department of Music. Ensemble members seniors Joshua Marty from Clyde, Ohio, and August Buehrer from Angola; junior Megan Miller from Angola and freshman Caleb Herber from Fort Wayne each will perform solos during the ensemble’s portion of the concert.