Members of the Sewanee community will combine their talents for a number of end-of-semester musical performances this week.
Thursday, the University Choir and the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra present an evening of new and classic masterpieces. At 7 p.m., the choir composed of students under the direction of Robert Delcamp will sing Glorias by Antonio Vivaldi and by John Rutter. Following that concert, the Orchestra will perform the North American premiere of the “Sinfonía de los Volcanes” by contemporary Costa Rican composer Carlos Guzmán. The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra includes approximately 15 faculty members, 30 students, and 10 community members; the roster presents a true cross-section of the community.
Friday brings Sewanee's first annual Jazz Night. The concert will feature the University Jazz Orchestra (also made up of students, faculty, and community members), student vocalists, and the University Jazz Quintet. Prior to the evening of jazz, student musicians will be featured at two events: a listening session at 4 p.m. in Gailor Auditorium with the music of Buck Hinkle and Drake Schutt, and a short organ recital by Michael Petrosh at 5 p.m. in All Saints' Chapel.
Saturday, a Gospel concert with the Sewanee Praise student choir will also feature special guest Lea Gilmore and local Gospel groups.