Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Concert Choir presents The Beatles Tribute concert April 2 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium at 900 University Ave.
Some of the 16 selections include Penny Lane, The Long and Winding Road, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Blackbird and Michelle.
“The Beatles are one of the most powerful groups of the last century, as influential as Mozart or Beethoven were in their time,” said Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands’ choral and vocal program. “The Beatles created incredible, profound, intricate music with meaningful lyrics that had tremendous impact on popular music.”
The Beatles band included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The British rockers recorded in the 1960s and 1970s, producing 13 multi-platinum albums.
García-Nuthmann is the musical director for the concert. Highlands University music faculty Linda King is the pianist and music faculty Edward Harrington will play bass. Other accompanists include Daniel Sharp on guitar and Leroy “Pato” Lucero on percussion.
Vocal soloists for the concert include:
- Karlis de Marco, a Highlands vocal performance graduate and soprano, will perform Let It Be and Norwegian Wood.
- Cierra Gomez, a Highlands vocal performance student and alto, will perform Oh Darling.
- Joe Cooney, a community member and baritone, will perform And I Love Her.
García-Nuthmann said The Beatles Favorites concert is dedicated to the memory of his mother, Christel García-Nuthmann, who died Feb. 5, 2017.
“Last fall, my mother suggested we present a tribute to the Beatles. This concert is a very special program to me,” García-Nuthmann said.
Tickets for The Beatles Tribute are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free.
The Highlands University Concert Choir is composed of Highlands University faculty, students, and staff, as well as community members.