The Marshall University Choral Union spring concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Smith Music Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. The concert will feature performances of the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams and John Rutter’s Gloria.
In addition to the Choral Union, the performance will feature baritone soloist John Hurley, a brass and percussion ensemble and pianist Melody Cook. They will be under the leadership of William Murphy, who is pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at Marshall University.
Murphy is an alumnus of Morehead State University, where he received a Bachelor’s of Music in voice performance. He is the pianist for the West Virginia Symphony Chorus in Charleston and the organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Huntington. While at Marshall he has collaborated with vocal and instrumental students for numerous recitals and competitions. In March of this year, he was chosen as a finalist for the Marshall University Competition of Soloists and will perform with the MU Orchestra later this month. Directing the MU Choral Union is part of his graduate assistantship for the Department of Music.
“I have really enjoyed working with this group,” Murphy said. “They are attentive singers and have done outstanding work this semester. It has been a great experience to be a leader for this group.”
For further information, please contact the Department of Music
office at 304-696-3117.
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