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MAY Tuesday 22nd May  1:10pm Lunchtime Recital William & Mary Wind Ensemble (USA) Founded in 1929, the William & Mary Wind Ensemble brings together approximately fifty of the College’s most talented wind, brass, and percussion players to perform the highest quality wind literature from the 16th to the 21st centuries.  In March 2015, the group performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  The program featured two world premieres:  Margins Afterwards by W&M composer Brian Hulse and Dabke by W&M Artist-in- Residence Kareem Roustom.  In April 2016, the Wind Ensemble gave the Virginia premiere of James Stephenson’s there are no words, dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.  In 2018, the group premiered original arrangements of the music of Maria Faust, an Estonian composer/saxophonist and four-time Danish Music Award winner.  The Wind Ensemble has performed for the inauguration of Gene Nichol, William & Mary’s twenty-sixth president and the investiture of Chancellor Sandra Day O’Connor.  The group recently recorded its first CD with Centaur Records featuring the music of Brian Hulse. Each spring, the Wind Ensemble embarks on a tour to promote the W&M Music Department.  The group has performed in major cities such as Miami, Montreal, Nashville, New Orleans, and Philadelphia.  In May 2015, with support from the US/China Cultural and Educational Foundation and the Reves Center for International Studies, the Wind Ensemble embarked on an international tour to China.  In May 2018, the Wind Ensemble will tour the United Kingdom, with performances scheduled in Dundee, York, and this one in London. William & Mary, a publicly funded university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, has played a significant role in the history of the United States since the colonial era.  The second oldest institution of higher education in the United States, William & Mary counts among its graduates a number of Presidents of the United States, among them Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.  One of William & Mary’s early chancellors was George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin was the first to receive an honorary degree from the College.  Williamsburg, a city of 13,000 inhabitants, is located in what is known as the Tidewater Region on the eastern seaboard, 150 miles south of Washington, D.C.  Williamsburg is also the home of Colonial Williamsburg, a living museum comprising over 180 buildings that preserves the city’s eighteenth-century heritage.  In addition to the humanistic, liberal arts curriculum that forms the basis of its undergraduate program, William & Mary supports graduate programs of study in American Studies, Anthropology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, History, Marine Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Law, and Business Administration. Free admission, suggested donation £8     ______________________________________________________________ Friday 25th May  7:30pm University of London Chamber Choir My Love MacMillan: The gallant weaver Cornysh: Ah Robin Anon: Rejoice in the Lord always Holst: I love my love Wheeler: Like a red, red rose Pearsall: Lay a garland Passereau: Il est bel et bon Tickets: Full price £10  Concession £5     ______________________________________________________________ JUNE Friday 15th June  8:00pm City Academy Chamber Choir Choir Showcase The City Academy Chamber Choir are delighted to return with their showcase Folk Songs from the British Isles and around the World. This showcase features chamber music from Moeran’s Songs for Springtime to modern jazz arrangements by UK jazz pianist and educator, Pete Churchill. Tickets £5 via website www.city-academy.com/chamber-showcase or telephone 020 7042 8833     ______________________________________________________________
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