Department of Music
Cultural Arts Committee
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.
The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir, which has been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel for more than five centuries, performs on Wheelwright stage for the first time. The full choir, comprised of 100 boys between the ages of 9 and 14, is divided into four touring choirs named after Austrian composers Brucker, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert. The groups combined perform about 300 concerts per year before nearly 500,000 people.
In 1498, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I moved his court to Vienna, thus founding the Hofmusikkapelle (Chapel Imperial) and the Vienna Boys Choir. Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted musicians such as Heinrich Isaac, Johann Joseph Fux, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner. Choirboys included Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn and Franz Schubert.
Until 1918, the choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, and in 1924, it was reestablished as a private organization. Since that time, the group has sung more than 1,000 tours in 98 different countries. The choir’s first U.S.A. tour took place in 1931, and its first world tour in 1934-35.
PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE FALL CONCERT
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jesse Willis, associate professor in the Department of Music, performs a wide variety of music written for percussion instruments. Past repertoire includes historic works of 20th century composers such as David Gillingham, Bob Becker, John Psathas and Michael Burritt. The CCU Percussion Ensemble has been featured at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference and the South Carolina Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion.
UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA/LONG BAY YOUTH SYMPHONY FALL CONCERT
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
The CCU University Orchestra in conjunction with the Long Bay Youth Symphony presents its fall concert, featuring Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” and Vivaldi concertos (including “Summer” from The Four Seasons). The program also includes symphonic standards by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and other master composers.
TIM FISCHER QUARTET PLAYS “BATTLE CRY”
Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
CCU’s Department of Music presents Tim Fischer, assistant professor, in a jazz-filled evening that includes performances of Ryan Kisor’s “Battle Cry” (1998), a landmark work in the jazz genre. The quartet, featuring CCU associate professor and Guggenheim Fellow Matthew White on trumpet and guest artists Jonathan Lovett on organ and Ron Wiltrout on drums, performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.
Edwards Recital Hall
WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The CCU Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Garrett Griffin, assistant professor and director of bands in the Department of Music, performs its second concert of the fall season. The performance highlights great composers of the wind band genre that impacted the modern repertoire of music from the early 1900s though the modern era.
2019 SPECTRUM CONCERT
Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.
The Coastal Carolina Music Department is showcasing the many talented students and variety of ensembles on November 22nd, during our 2019 Spectrum Concert. This concert will combine members from the Coastal Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion, and Jazz Ensemble. This concert is in collaboration with the 2019 Honor band festival, and open to the public.
Admission: free and open to the public
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Join Artist-in-Residence Steve Bailey as he hosts the Berklee-Coastal summit, featuring chairs of the prestigious Berklee College of Music performing with Coastal faculty and student ensembles. Bailey will be joined by Tanya Darby (Berklee Brass Chair), Walter Smith III (Berklee Woodwind Chair), and Rick Peckham (Berklee assistant guitar chair) for an eclectic night of music with world-premiere arrangements and the debut of the Coastal Tenet (under the direction of Matthew White).
The Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
present their annual holiday concert, “O Holy Night”
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
The Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present their annual holiday concert, “O Holy Night,” at 7:30 PM Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 1001 5th Ave, Conway, South Carolina.
Led by Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Timothy Koch, the 50-voice Concert Choir and 24-voice Chamber Singers will perform a wide variety of music for the season from around the world and across the centuries. Several of CCU’s finest student vocal soloists and instrumentalists will also be featured.
First United Methodist Church, 1001 5th Ave, Conway