Music showcase to celebrate environmentalism

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Friday, 30 September 2011 04:00
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SYLVANIA—The Lourdes University Department of Music presents its Fall Music Showcase at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Franciscan Center. Lourdes faculty, students and choirs are to perform three mini-concerts.

The opening concert features Lourdes music faculty, students and guests in a variety of solo and chamber ensemble works plus “Save the Earth” folksongs and video led by Michael D. Biscay.

At 4 p.m., the Gaudete Brass Quintet from Chicago performs brass chamber music with the Lourdes University Chorus. Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet is devoted to presenting serious brass chamber music at the highest level of excellence and to encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of brass chamber music through live performances, recordings, education, and the creation of new works.

The Choral Finale begins at 5 p.m. with the Lourdes choirs and soloists singing songs for environmental sustainability with a caring for creation. This portion of the program includes a sing-a-long for audience participation.

James Minesky, associate professor of biology and health sciences, is to speak briefly on “The Year of the Forest” and campus sustainability events at the Sylvania Franciscan Village. A photo collage featuring the works of noted Toledo-Area nature photographer Jim Hagan accompanies the musical performance. Karen T. Biscay, music department chair, conducts the choirs and Olga Topuzova-Meade is choral accompanist.

The program is free and open to the public with a reception at 6 p.m. For more information contact Ms. Biscay at 419-824-3772 or

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