UWF Singers present Collaborations
The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the UWF Singers in their Collaborations concert.” The performance will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the UWF Pensacola campus.
The annual Collaborations concert features the UWF Singers, Concert Choir, and Tate High School Vocal Ensemble. This tradition began eight years ago as a way to showcase material prepared by multiple choirs.
Each year, the UWF Singers welcome a group to campus to participate in a joint potpourri concert. This year we welcome the Niceville Singers of Niceville High School under the direction of Catherine Feazell. This award-winning ensemble will present a setting of “America the Beautiful” by jazz composer Darmon Meader, and a new setting of the traditional spiritual, “Music in the Air.” The UWF Concert Choir opens the concert with a short work by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel. They also present a breathtaking new setting of “Shenandoah” and one of the gazals by Hâfiz of Shiraz. The UWF Singers bring works by Bobby McFerrin, Maddalena Casulana and José Maurício Nunes Garcia, alongside a working performance of “A Silence Haunts Me,” the 2018 ACDA Brock Commission winner by Jake Runestad and poet Todd Boss. The evening will conclude with a combined performance of Richard Smallwood’s “Total Praise,” a standard of modern gospel.
This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets or more information, visit uwf.edu/cfpa or call the CFPA box office at 850.857.6285.