As part of Commencement weekend activities at West Virginia University, the University Choir and the Studio Orchestra will give a free concert Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.
The groups will be previewing selections that run the gamut of American musical stylesselections they will be performing on a two-week tour of Spain May 17-28, according to Assistant Professor of Music John Hendricks III .
Hendricks said Assistant Professor Kathleen Shannon, who directs the choir, came up with the idea of a Spanish tour last year, and the groups have been preparing for it ever since.
They will perform four concerts in Madrid, Sevilla and Cordoba including music from classical to jazz to Broadway selections and more.
“The goal is to depict a wide range of American-style music,”Hendricks said.