Butler Vocal Music Concert presents ‘Lessons Learned’ this week

Published March 3, 2016 at 09:39 am Vocal Music Concert: Lessons Learned

The Butler Community College Vocal Music Department will present “Lessons Learned” at the college’s Fine Arts Auditorium March 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

This year, the Vocal Music Department has led audiences through a series of themes associated with a person’s journey through life. “Lessons Learned,” the third in the series, will feature Butler’s seven vocal music ensembles in an evening of diverse musical stylings.

Professor of Music Valerie Lippoldt Mack directs the men’s barbershop quartet, the Smorgaschords, and the mixed-voice showchoir, the Butler Headliners. The showchoir will present a set of choreographed songs, including excerpts from Broadway musicals such as “Into the Woods” and “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” as well as pop songs, like “Dear Future Husband.”

The Butler Concert Choir, directed by Professor of Music Matthew Udland, will perform “Sticks and Stones” and “Eat Your Vegetables,” featuring Adjunct Instructor Charles Davis on clarinet. Udland also directs the small pop group, A Cappella, whose set will feature four pop songs including “Put Your Records On.”

The 28-member Butler Chamber Singers, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music Henry Waters, will perform "My Bonny Lass She Smileth," composed by Renaissance composer Thomas Morley, "Sure on This Shining Night," arranged by Morten Lauridsen and "Total Praise," arranged by Doreen Rao.

Adjunct Instructor of Music Adam Aadalen directs the women’s barbershop quartet, the Noteables, and the women’s showchoir, Butler Ladies, who will perform "On My Own," arranged by Ed Lojeski, and "It's Raining on Prom Night," arranged by Mac Huff.

Professor of Music Joel Knudsen and Adjunct Instructor Amy Boatman are the accompanists for the concert.

The Butler Fine Arts Box Office is open 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Ticket reservations can be made by calling 316-322-3262 or online. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens, and are free with a current Butler ID.

The Butler Vocal Music Department presents four concerts each year and offers full in-state tuition and book scholarships to qualifying students. Interested students should contact Lead Vocal Music Instructor Valerie Lippoldt Mack, vmack@butlercc.edu.  

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