|If it's Baroque, students can Handel it
RELEASED: April 10, 2003
DANVILLE, KY Centre College faculty, staff and students will present a free public program titled "The Hallelujah Project: What is Baroque Style?" on April 13 at 3 p.m. in Newlin Hall on campus. This lecture-demonstration by various members of the Centre community is intended to introduce the primary aspects of Baroque musical style. The event will consist of short lectures interspersed with performances of pieces for organ, strings, voice and chorus. The highlight of the program will be an almost 400-voice "sing-in" of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus from the "Messiah" by the freshman humanities students and others.
The program will also include music by Bach and Vivaldi. Student performers will include Kate Hampshire (soprano), Matt Dillinger (trumpet), Vince Gerrish (trumpet), Candace Davis (violin) and Matthew Lane (violin). Faculty participants include Barbara Hall, Jeff Jones, and Elizabeth Wolfe.
Sarah Stoycos, visiting assistant professor of music, will act as moderator and lecturer. Stoycos holds a Ph.D. from Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. Prior to coming to Centre, Stoycos was a visiting instructor of music at Bowdoin College. Her primary interests are music of the Renaissance, the interaction of music and politics in the 20th century, and American musical theater.
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