Missoula’s premier vocal ensemble Dolce Canto, will present their spring concert “Spring Returns!” this Sunday, April 29th at 3:00 p.m., in the University of Montana Music Recital Hall. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. Admission for the concert is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Tickets are available at Rockin Rudy’s, Worden’s Market, Fact and Fiction, and can also be purchased at the door or from the website: www.dolcecanto.info.
This international program features both sacred and secular compositions from the 16th to 21st century, including works by Lydia Adams, Eric Barnum, William Billings, Morten Lauridsen, Joshua Shank, Jan Campanus Vodnansky, and Eric Whitacre. The theme of springtime is beautifully expressed through a rich diversity of compositions and arrangements that articulate concepts of rebirth, redemption and renewal. Included are lively arrangements of traditional music from Ireland, Georgia, South Africa, as well as the United States. A highlight of the program will be the world premiere of two brand new choral works by Montana composers Thomas Keeseker and Mike Rosbarsky. Special guests on the program are the Sky Blues of Big Sky High School under the direction of Nancy Labbe.