Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 21 2008

CONTACT: Concord University Box Office

CU Presents Nine Musical Performances from which to Choose: Big Band, Vocal Groups, and More

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University’s Music Department will provide the community with opportunities to experience a variety of music beginning Wednesday, April 30, 2008, through Saturday, May 10, 2008. All events will be held in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

Four of Concord’s music ensembles have scheduled performances.

Concord’s Commanders will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30 in the Main Theater. The Commanders is an organization with exclusive membership overseen by the faculty. They study and perform literature for various combinations of brass instruments.

The ConChords will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 in the Arthur Butcher Gallery. The ConChords is a small, select vocal ensemble that performs a wide variety of styles of music.

The Collegiate Singers will perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 5 in the Main Theater. The Collegiate Singers is a select choral ensemble devoted to the artistic performance of choral music.

The Concert Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 in the Main Theater. The Concert Band is a traditional ensemble consisting of woodwinds, percussion, and brass that performs contemporary works.

Five recitals have been scheduled by music students and faculty.
The student performances are senior recitals for music majors who have successfully completed the senior recital jury. During these performances students exhibit the musical training received during his or her undergraduate study. All recitals will be held in the H.C. Paul Theater.

James Leftwich, from Hinton, will perform a baritone voice recital at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Christa Fry, from Princeton, will perform on clarinet at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. Matthew Browning, from Gary, will perform on guitar at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. J. Nicole Reed, from Giles, Va., will perform a soprano voice recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8. A faculty recital has also been scheduled. Dr. John “J.J.” Hudson, associate professor of music, will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

All events are free of charge and open to the public. Those planning to attend should arrive early as all performances will start on time. For more information, contact the Concord University Box Office at or by phone at 1-304-384-5101.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Sarah Pell, a student in Concord University’s Communication Arts Department, wrote this press release. Her hometown is Princeton.