Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Houghton Wind Ensemble to perform

On Saturday, April 30, the Houghton College Wind Ensemble will be performing a concert starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public.
Among other pieces, this concert will include the premier of a new work, “Symphony No. 1,” by Nebojsa Macura and the performance of “Suite for Marice” by Stephen Shewan, a piece composed in honor of Houghton College conductor emeritus Gary Stith’s father. The ensemble will also be performing an arrangement of the Doxology written by Houghton senior Jebrel Bowens. 
The concert will feature Houghton graduate student Sarah Cledgett and senior Robin McLaughlin as guest conductors. 
“I have loved working with these students,” said Janette LaBarre, director of the Wind Ensemble. “They have worked tremendously hard this year, and their hard work and dedication have been extremely rewarding. We have such fun during rehearsals, and it is a true joy to work with each and every student.”
The Houghton College Wind Ensemble is one of the major ensembles of the Greatbatch School of Music. This wind band of approximately 60 members seeks to expose its students and audiences to the highest-quality music written for wind and percussion instruments.