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Mu Phi Epsilon wraps up the year in song

Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Mu Phi Epsilon has achieved many great things this year. The fraternity has tripled in size, it was recently awarded “most improved group on campus,” and it was also named “best club” by the student’s choice awards. Last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, members of Mu Phi Epsilon stepped in front of the curtain and showcased their own diverse talents for the students... 

Pieces combine piano and singing

Pieces combine piano and singing
Mary Van de Brake, soprano, performs the song “Clawence” during the music department student recital in Morgan Auditorium on May 12. Eleven students performed during the event, some sang and others played the piano. / photo by Warren Bessant  Read More →

Concert celebrates the spring season

Concert celebrates the spring season
Charles Kamm conducts the Chamber Choir of the Claremont Colleges last Friday in the Balch Auditorium. Kamm has served as the Claremont Concert Choir conductor for the Joint Music Program since 2005. A tenor and countertenor, Kamm has performed throughout the United States and recorded with professional choirs such as the Finnish Radio Chamber Choir. / photo by Candice Salazar Brenna Von Den Benken Staff... 

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices

Choir fills Chapel with heavenly voices
The chapel was filled with the sounds of praise on Friday as James Calhoun, assistant professor of music, presented an evening of gospel music performed by the La Verne Gospel Choir, featuring guest soloist Vickilyn Reynolds. She is a singer and actress whose credits include the role of Chris Tucker’s mom in the film “Friday” and a co-starring role on the CBS sitcom, “Sugar & Spice.”... 

Orchestra, choir celebrate the spring season

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor The Claremont Concert Orchestra and Claremont Concert Choir came together at Garrison Theater, located on the Scripps College campus, to give a two part performance titled “Spring” and “Coronation.” The performance began with Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring” by Robert Schumann which marks the joyous season of spring, and was followed by... 

Alumni return for a night of music

Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor The University of La Verne welcomed back its alumni for the third annual alumni recital hosted by the Department of Music at 7:30 p.m. last Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert offered a mix of classical and musical theater pieces to entertain an audience of nearly 50 people. “The reason we are doing this recital is to celebrate the opening of the new auditorium,”... 

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul

Jazz singer Barbara Morrison bares her soul
Morgan Auditorium was filled with the sound of cool jazz and soulful blues as Barbara Morrison performed on Tuesday. She has performed with such jazz and blues greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James, Ray Charles and the Count Basie Orchestra. Her musical performance was punctuated by humorous stories and audience participation. / photo by David Bess Genesis Miranda Staff Writer During her Tuesday... 

Ensemble performs traditional music

Brenna von den Benken Staff Writer Assistant Professor of Music Tony Perman led the Pomona College Mbira Ensemble in presented classical mbira music of the Shona in Zimbabwe Wednesday in Lyman Hall in Claremont. The mbira is a hand-held instrument unique to Zimbabwe with 22 to 28 metal keys played with the thumbs and right index finger. It is sometimes known as the “thumb piano,” although most... 

Auditorium lets L.A. Opera voices ring

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The L.A. Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artists filled the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium with voices that continued to ring through the room long after the singers finished their final notes on April 16. The performance consisted of nine arrangements from a variety of famous operas including Faust, Peter Grimes and Der Rosenkavalier. “I had a really great... 

Recital shows student musical talent

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer Students showcased their musical talents during an April 21 recital in Morgan Auditor­ium presented by music professors Carol Stephenson and Grace Xia Zhao. Piano students played pieces by Chopin and Bach, while vocal students’ selections ranged from Emily Bass’ rendition of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” to Paige Bradley’s “Amazing Grace.” “I... 
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