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Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band perform “Amber Waves of Grain”
June 16 @ 7:30 pm
“Amber Waves of Grain”
Richard Inouye, Director of Bands, retires after this performance
VANCOUVER, WA. The Clark College Concert Choir and Concert Band join forces for an incredible concert “Amber Waves of Grain” on Saturday, June 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in the O’Connell Sports Center on the Clark College Campus. The concert is free to the public. Each ensemble will perform their own set of music that celebrates our rich heritage, and then combine for “Mansions of the Lord” and “America the Beautiful” to close out the concert.
“We are particularly excited about this concert,” says Jacob Funk, Director of Choirs. “Not only is it the last concert for these ensembles of the school year, but it’s also the last performance led by my esteemed colleague Richard Inouye. This will be a fantastic and heartfelt concert.” Richard Inouye, who has served as the Director of Bands at Clark College for the last 11 years, will be retiring at the end of this academic year.
The Concert Choir will perform a set of Americana choral music, featuring works by William Billings, Shawn Kirchner, and William Hawley. Some of the tunes date all the way back from the American Revolution, while some are newly arranged and composed.
Highlights of the Clark College Concert Band will the premiere of, “It’s Rich,” a piece composed by Clark Music Professor, Dr. Don Appert, for the Clark College Concert Band and dedicated to the memory of his own father. Another selection you won’t want to miss will be a performance of the epic symphonic scenario for band, “Victory at Sea”, composed by Richard Rodgers and orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett for the 1952 WWII television documentary.
For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, please see http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/music-concerts.
About the Clark College Music Department
Clark College offers an Associate in Music DTA/MRP degree with courses in music theory/ear training, instrumental and vocal performance training, and ensemble experience. Classes are designed to prepare the music major for advanced studies at a four-year institution while providing the non-major with the skills and background to fully enjoy music as a cultural pursuit. Ensembles on campus include three choral groups, orchestra, concert band, and jazz ensemble. Three tenured and several adjunct faculty, provide professional instruction to the 500+ students that pass through Beacock Music Hall each year.