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Endicott College presents Skylark Vocal Ensemble: Once Upon a Time

When: Friday, September 30th, 2016, 7:30 PM

Location: Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College

Admission: General Admission: $10; Free to Endicott ID Holders 

September 26, 2016Original versions of Fairy Tale are known to be grittier than many versions seen today. In their upcoming performance at Endicott College, the internationally renowned Skylark Vocal Ensemble will explore the deep themes, visceral emotions and messages in Hans Christian Andersen and The Brothers Grimm through exquisite choral music and narration: Once Upon a Time. Rose Performance Hall in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Admission is $10 General Admission, Free to EC ID Holders.

In this “out of the box” performance, Skylark will recount several fairy tales in impressionistic musical form, aided by narrative interludes and an artful program book. Skylark will perform vocal music of many styles and genres, from ancient chant to contemporary compositions. The concert will feature works by many composers, including Johannes Brahms, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Francis Poulenc, Leonard Bernstein, and Morten Lauridsen. Also featuring professional narration, student artwork, and a student performance by the Endicott Singers, audiences will experience a multimedia trip to fairyland.

Skylark is a professional chamber choir of vocal soloists and music educators from across the United States. Skylark’s critically-acclaimed recent album, Crossing Over, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Traditional Classical Chart and was the #1 New Release on Amazon Classical. They will be in residence with the Endicott Singers chorus in rehearsal, working with the group on vocal and choral technique, and sharing their experiences in the professional world of vocal music.

If you have any questions regarding Skylark Vocal Ensemble: Once Upon a Time, or any of our programming in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, please contact Rebecca Kenneally, Chair of the Performing Arts Department at 978-232-2397 or rkenneal@endicott.edu

Endicott College students have opportunities to explore their interests in dance, music and theater. The School of Visual and Performing Arts sponsors the Jazz Band, Dance Ensemble, Endicott Singers, the student a cappella group ECHO, Rock Band, and the Chamber Ensemble. Furthermore the School maintains special relationships with the Boston Ballet, Boston Children’s Theatre and Symphony by the Sea.

The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, now celebrating its sixth year, supports a variety of studies and performance venues with facilities that include: a 250-seat recital hall with professional quality acoustics; a 100-seat black box theatre for drama, dance, technical theatre workshops and performances; a museum quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks and community shows; a student art gallery; separate painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and woodshop studios; Macintosh computer labs for graphic design and visual communications; music, theater and dance practice and rehearsal rooms; a shooting studio for photography; and lounges with facilities for public receptions.

 

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