Spring Music Showcases set for April 18, April 22
by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
Posted on 4/12/2023
The Iowa Central Spring Showcase will be hitting the stage this month.
The annual year-end performance featuring Iowa Central’s vocal and instrumental ensembles will take place over two days, beginning April 18 at 7 p.m.
The April 18 concert will feature the Iowa Central Bands.
The Jazz Band will be performing “Groove Merchant,” “It Had to be You,” “Queen Bee,” “Moanin’,” and “The Chicken.”
The Concert band will feature “Funiculi – Funicula,” “Make Our Garden Grow,” “Alkali Ike Rag,” a Nickelodeon Melodrama selection from the silent film era, and “Processional March.” The Iowa Central Percussion Ensemble will also be featured in the instrumental performance.
The vocal performances will take place at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 featuring the Encore Singers, Triton Singers Concert Choir and Pop Voices.
The Encore Singers will open the concert, which is a soundtrack of films, musicals, television, sports and video games, with the Jonas Brothers’ song “Remember This,” the 2020-2021 NBC Summer Olympics Theme.
The Triton Singers will perform a rendition of Elton John’s “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King” and Christopher Tin’s “Sogno di Volare” from the video game Civilization VI.
“’Sogno di Volalre’ uses lyrics to bring Leonardo DaVinci’s Dream of Flight to life,” said Will Lopes, Director of Vocal Music at Iowa Central.
The Vocal Jazz performance will include “Make Them Hear You” from the Broadway Musical “Ragtime,” and Pop Voices will showcase and arrangement of “All For Us,” from the HBO Television Series “Euphoria.
“There’s a lot to the music in this concert,” said sophomore Jeremiah Brown. “You’ll get music from a lot of different mediums from movies, games, Broadway and radio.”
The showcase will also include vocal soloists and small ensembles and a final performance by this years’ sophomores.
All vocal and instrumental Showcase performances will take place in the Auditorium of the Bioscience and Health Sciences Building on the Iowa Central Campus. Admission is free.
“This concert is unique because it is the very first spring concert we have performed in the BHS venue,” said Lopes. “We’ve had the challenge this year without Decker Auditorium to work with what we have; but still have brought quality performances with the holiday concert and musicals there. In the same way, we will continue to bring excellence to the spring production in the space we have.”
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