Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES - Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music will host the Eastern New Mexico Children's Choir at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building on the Portales campus.
It is free and open to the public.
These 23 singers, ranging in age from 8 to 13, have been preparing since the end of January to perform works from artists Ogden Nash, Mark Twain, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Henry Wardsworth Longfellow.
Collaborative artists from ENMU include Tracy Carr, oboe; Joseph Flores, percussion; Sara Maynerich, flute; Richard Hall, bassoon; Emery Edwards, vocal; and Susan Hargreaves, vocal.
Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir began in 2010 and is under the direction of Heather Vest, with Heather Christensen as the choir’s collaborative pianist.
For more information, call 575-562-2377.
The program is below, with composers on the right:
Two Native American Songs - Lois Brownsey and Marti Lunn Lantz
- Cherokee Lullaby
- Native Dance
Afternoon on a Hill (poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay) - Cynthia Gray
The Adventures of Isabel (poems by Ogden Nash) - Andrea Ramsey
- Isabel and the Doctor
- Isabel and the Bear
The Beautiful Rain (words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) - Janet Gardner
Three Mark Twain Settings - Nick Page
- To Be the First
- Explore, Dream, Discover
- When in Doubt, Tell the Truth