Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In 2012, the Marshall University Chamber Choir toured France singing in old cathedrals and churches including the Notre Dame Cathedral. They sang an eclectic mix ranging from Renaissance music to American Spirituals to contemporary music.
The Chamber Choir is typically made up of about 32 students, with both music majors and non-majors, and is open to auditions for new members.
This school year, they’ll be performing with the Marshall University Orchestra to take on Handel’s Messiah in December, and next Spring, they’ll be taking a tour of the south, heading to the Atlanta, GA area with stops along the way.
To find out more, listen to the interview or check out their page at http://www.marshall.edu/somt/music/ensembles-of-marshall-university/chamber-choir/.
Antonio Lotti — Crucifixus for 8 Voices
Josquin de Prez — Tu Pauperum Refugium
William Albright — Chichester Mass, Mvt. I: Kyrie
James Erb — Shenandoah
Evan Mack — Of Fire and Form (beginning)
Roy Ringwald — Deep River