(4/26) Premier of "Voices from the Hill" to Commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg and the Opening of the Seminary Ridge Museum
Music, Gettysburg! is proud to present the premier performance of Voices from the Hill, a sinfonietta composed by John William Jones, Sunday evening, May 5th 2013 at the Gettysburg Seminary chapel.
The special concert, a sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg and the opening of the Seminary Ridge Museum, is a part of the Music, Gettysburg! concert series and is free and open to the public at 7:30pm.
The sinfonietta is for baritone, wind quintet, percussion and narrator featuring some of the top performers in the Music, Gettysburg! talent pool. Movements in Voices from the Hill include four important themes anticipated in the museumís ground breaking exhibit: We Have Come to Stay! A Cupola View, Steeped in Sorrow and Death and Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory. Words of a
dying soldier and first person accounts from the Seminaryís building captured by Michael A. Dreeseís The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg provided additional inspiration.
Music, Gettysburg! favorite Wayne Hill will perform the baritone part of the sinfonietta. Hill is one of Music, Gettysburg!ís most appreciated voices, and a frequent performer of a breathtaking spectrum of vocal music, from Broadway to classic opera. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Wayne has performed the baritone solo parts in the Brahms Requiem, and theatrical
performances in "Amahl and the Night Visitors" and "Man of La Mancha" as well as themed solo concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! concert series.
Founded in 2005, the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet will provide the backbone of the sinfonietta. The quintet is comprised of artist faculty at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music, Gettysburg College. Members include Anna Claire Ayoub, bassoon, Ken Bell, French horn, Teresa Bowers, flute, Aaron Scott, clarinet and Ed Stanley, oboe. The quintet is active in presenting concerts,
clinics, and symposia, captivating audiences with their rich tone quality and innovative programming. Performances have included regular appearances on the Sunderman Conservatory of Music recital series, Musselman Library Notes at Noon series as well as concert tours in throughout the East Coast providing educational concerts to school children of all ages. The quintet has recently performed at
the Pennsylvania Academy of Music and on the Music Gettysburg! Concert Series. "Audiences regularly rave about the Quintet," said Mark Oldenburg, Chair of Music, Gettysburg!, "and we are delighted to present this superb ensemble of musicians return for this world premier performance of Buzz Jones commemorative work."
Due to construction work, parking is available for this concert in the Valentine parking lot and at the YWCA parking lot, with a seminary shuttle van looping to and from the chapel.
Read other press release from local performing arts centers