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April 16 Gospel Choir Concert to Benefit Willie Fleming Scholarship
In 1975, Dr. Willie C. Fleming Jr., established what was known as the BSA Gospel Choir, now known as ASU Gospel Choir. The choir served and still serves as an important community for current and former students during their time at Appalachian. This ensemble allows students the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships and build a special bond with their fellow Mountaineers.
The Gospel Choir will perform a medley of selections from traditional to contemporary gospel songs and feature former gospel choir members from 1970 – 2015 along with five former Gospel Choir directors including the founder of the BSA Gospel Choir. The current ASU Gospel Choir will also perform.
The Fleming Scholarship was established to award a scholarship to an incoming freshman with a “demonstrated desire to promote diversity.”
Midnight at the OASIS Set for May 6
OASIS, Inc. (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is the local non-profit serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence. All of their services are free and confidential, and last year the agency received over 1,900 crisis and information calls from this very community. This spring, the agency’s 13th annual fundraiser “Midnight at the OASIS” will take place Friday, May 6th at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock from 7 to 11 PM. The Asheville-based band, Laditude, will be back by popular demand! As in years past, there will be heavy hors d’oeuvres with Middle Eastern themed food and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person; proceeds raised at the event are used to operate OASIS’s confidential, emergency shelter for women and children currently fleeing intimate partner violence. Secure online ticket purchase available at www.oasisinc.org, or you may mail a check to P.O. Box 1591, Boone, NC 28607. We hope to see you there!
Sax Chamber Recital Sunday at App State
Appalachian State University professor Scott Kallestad will direct a
saxophone chamber music recital on Sunday, April 17, at 8 p.m. in Broyhill
Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.
The recital will begin with “Children’s Prayer” by Englebert Humperdinck.
Then, four saxophonists will perform Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,”
followed by Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll.”
Next on the program is “Introduction et variations” by Gabriel Pierné.
Then, Bach’s “Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 (the ‘Little’ Fugue)” will be
performed. Four saxophonists also will perform “Scherzo” by Warren Barker
and “Wapango” by Paquito D’Rivera.
Ralph Vaughn Williams’ “Rhosymedre” will then be performed. The recital
will conclude with “Celluloid” by Randall Snyder.