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CWU Fall Concerts Herald the Season of Cheer

‘Tis the season for CWU music students to showcase their hard work. In the next few weeks, they will be performing a number of concerts that are certain to make your heart sing.

On November 18, the four Central Washington University Choirs present their Fall Quarter Choral Concert. More than 200 singers from the the University Chorale, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Chamber Choir will present 90 minutes of unforgettable music. CWU’s Choirs are known for including a wide variety of repertoire and this concert is no exception. From a Brazilian folk song to the beautiful Shaker hymn, “Not One Sparrow is Forgotten,” the music is transcendent.

On December 3, the annual Afternoon and Evening of Jazz Concerts will feature the three jazz ensembles: Jazz Band 3, Vocal Jazz 2, and the award-winning Jazz Band 1. The concerts will be filled with jazz standards, new compositions, and topnotch performances. Your ticket for the afternoon concert will also admit you to the evening concert.

On December 4,at 4:00 p.m., the CWU Symphony Orchestra will feature Concerto Competition winner Zane Boothby, trombone, and the world premiere of “Siren, Blind,” by Martin Kennedy, CWU professor of composition. The program also includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic symphonic suite, Scheherazade.

All concerts, except where noted, will be performed at 7:00 p.m. (An Afternoon of Jazz will also be performed at 4:00 p.m.) in the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 senior/child/CWU Student with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building.

The music department will also highlight students’ talents in several free concerts. The Percussion Ensemble will perform on November 30; the Symphonic Bands will play on December 1; and the Wind Ensemble will perform December 2. All concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Concert Hall.

Parking in CWU lots is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residential hall lots.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,
November 17, 2016