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Clap your hands to…’I’ve Got Rhythm”

Jordan Plowman

Lantern Staff

The vocal performance department is proud to present the first concert of this year’s three-part series, “I’ve Got Rhythm” on Thursday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Saturday’s performance at 2 p.m. 

 Associate Professor of Vocal Music Matthew Udland explains the reasoning behind this year’s three-part series.

 “So it is ‘I’ve Got Rhythm’ right now, and then in March, we’ve got ‘I’ve Got Music’, then in May, our final concert of the year is ‘I’ve Got, My Friends,’” Udland said. “It’s the line from the song, ‘I’ve got rhythm, I’ve got music, I’ve got my friend who could ask for anymore.'”

The performance will involve the four core ensembles (Headliners, Concert Choir, Chambers, A Capella) and special performances from the Notables (women’s barbershop quartet)  and the Smorgaschords. Udland, Chair of Vocal Music and Dance Valerie Mack and Assistant Professor of Vocal Music Chad Ingram helped direct the upcoming show.

Sophomores Emily Jaloma a vocal performance major; Kourtney Mcintyier, a nursing major; Alanis Blazamusic, an education major and Chloe Brass, an elementary education major, all make up the women’s barbershop quartet.

The Notables explain singing in a small A Capella group is such a challenge but rewarding.

“Singing A Capella is so much fun because it really relies on your ear, and it’s really cool when a chord just locks,” Jaloma said. “[You} just look at each other, and it’s just like ‘that just happened.’”

You can reserve up to six tickets per student ID at the Fine Arts Box Office, Monday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 “If you have reserved a ticket and you are not there five minutes before the show starts, they start giving out those tickets to the people out on the waiting list,” Udland said. “So even if they say ‘it’s sold out’, ‘there are no tickets available’, come and just put your name on the waitlist by the box office and they will slot in people when seats become available.”


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