Troy University vocal jazz ensemble plans April 5 concert

Posted: Monday, 29 March 2010

TROY—Troy University’s vocal jazz ensemble “frequency” will present a free concert at 7 p.m., April 5 at the Cultural Arts Studio, 301 East Walnut St. in downtown Troy.

frequency” is an auditioned, select vocal jazz ensemble devoted to performance of contemporary choral pieces with an emphasis on stylized and advanced vocal jazz. The concert is presented by TROY’s John M. Long School of Music and the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center.

The concert will include performances of jazz standards such as “Blue Skies” and “Come Rain or Come Shine,” musical theatre numbers such as “All I Ask of You” from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Somewhere” from “West Side Story,” and contemporary arrangements of familiar songs such as “Wayfaring Stranger.”

The members of “frequency” are sopranos Noel Davis, a junior vocal/choral music education major from Eufaula, Meagan King, a sophomore vocal/choral music education major from Ariton, and Sarah Swedenburg, a senior vocal/choral music education major from Montgomery; altos Laura Aaron, a graduate vocal/choral music education student from Bay Minette, and Amanda Graham, a junior political science/theatre major from Pell City; tenors Wes Jackson, a senior music industry major from Huntsville, Jessie Kisor, a sophomore theatre major from Centre, and Josh Wine, a junior instrumental music education major from Wetumpka; and, basses John Baumer, a senior vocal/choral music education major from Altha, and Dale Lawrence, a graduate vocal/choral music education student from Montgomery.

The program for the concert will feature the artwork of Charles Henderson High School senior art student Carley Shelton. Her work was chosen for use on the program’s cover from a selection of artwork submitted by Charles Henderson art students. She will be recognized at the performance