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March 7, 2014
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine

SRU Choirs, Wind Ensemble perform

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - More than 60 Slippery Rock University singers and musicians in the SRU Choirs and SRU Wind Ensemble will perform this weekend.

The SRU Choirs will perform a requiem by French romantic composer Gabrielle Faure at 7 p.m., March 8, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Butler. The SRU Wind Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m., March 9, at SRU's Swope Music Hall.

Stephen Barr, SRU assistant professor of music, will direct. Warren Davidson, SRU assistant professor of music, will join the Wind Ensemble on violin.

A small chamber orchestra and church organist will accompany the SRU Choirs when the singers pay tribute to Faure. Faure, a composer, pianist and teacher influenced many 20th-century composers.

The Wind Ensemble will premier music by Pittsburgh-based composer Mark Fromm and West Virginia-based composer David Williams.

Mark Southlea, an SRU music major from Murrysville, and Sean Murphy, a 2011 music education graduate, will be featured on saxophone.

Tickets for the choirs' performance are $5 for SRU students, $10 for adults. Tickets for the Wind Ensemble are $3 for students, $5 for adults.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.