Las Vegas, N.M. – The Highlands University Madrigal Choir presents a concert, Music Here and Now, April 23 at 3 p.m. in the university’s historic Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.
Some of the musical selections include Ron Strauss’ Adon Olam, and Bob Chilcott’s compositions Jazz Song of Innocence and Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda.
“The main concept of this concert is to present a variety of beautiful, vibrant music from current composers,” said Andre García-Nuthmann, Highlands’ choral and vocal program director. “What’s really exciting about this music is many of the composers are from New Mexico including our Las Vegas community.”
García-Nuthmann said the Las Vegas composers are Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington, Joe Cooney, and Linda R. Beck.
García-Nuthmann is the musical director for the concert. Highlands University music faculty Linda King is the pianist. Other accompanists include Harrington on bass, Bruce Holmes on saxophone, and Michael Campbell on percussion.
The program also includes selections such as Harrington’s St. Francis of Assisi arrangement, Cooney’s Morning Poem, Beck’s Psalm 23 arrangement, and Nell Shaw Cohen’s Crescent Meadow.
Soprano vocalists include Elena Chávez, Janie Chávez, Jaylene García, Meg Loehr, Betty Thompson, and Heidi Woerheide.
Alto vocalists include Brandi Aragón, Victoria Evans, Cierra Gómez, Elena Kulinna, and Mary Petrak de Avila.
Tenor vocalists include Christopher Barela, John Loehr, Chris Jordan, and Daniel Sam.
Bass vocalists include John Liddil, Richard Lindeborg, Joe Cooney, and David Ludwig.
Ticket prices are $5. Highlands University students with valid IDs are free along with other students with IDs.