Two concerts are planned for this weekend by the Ripon College Department of Music. Both will be in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts on the campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Ripon College Chamber Singers will perform at 7:30 Saturday. The program will include Christ lag in Todesbanden, by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Guest artists will be Mishan Han and Xavier Pleindoux, violins; Melissa Lund Ziegler and Alicia Mose, violas; Laura Deming, cello; John Smoody, bass; and Sarah Mahler Kraaz, organ.
The choir also will sing several shorter works, including folk songs from Kenya, Cornwall, the Shakers.
Soloists will include:
Ryan Krogsgaard ’20 of Fort Worth, Texas; Owen Reynolds ’18 of Wales, Wisconsin; and Keeley Eames ’18 of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
John C. Hughes is the conductor, and Grace Sullivan is the rehearsal accompanist.
The Ripon College Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its spring concert at 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
The 55-member ensemble will be featuring one of the great works of concert band literature, Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, a collection of radical settings of British folk songs. Also on the program are contemporary American composer David Maslanka’s Heart Songs; Clifton Williams’s exciting Fanfare and Allegro; Wisconsin composer Larry Daehn’s As Summer Was Just Beginning (which is a tribute to James Dean), and one of John Philip Sousa’s beloved marches, The Thunderer.
The ensemble is directed by Professor of Music Kurt Dietrich.