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Bearbones Trombone Choir to perform April 6

Posted: March 25, 2014 - 10:27am

The University of Central Arkansas’s BearBones Trombone Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The choir includes students from Arkansas and Texas: Keith Dove, Daniel Severs, Steffin Medina, Tyler Walters, Tyler Barnett, Curtis Freeman, Jessica Hawkins, Sam Moix, Josh Gardner, Brooks Nusser, Neftaly Gonzalez and Gabriel Duerkop.

The group will perform “O Sacred Head” by J.S. Bach, “Canzona” by William Hartley, “Provence” by Joe Dibb, “Loch Lomond” Traditional arr. Keith Dove, “Inveni David” by Anton Bruckner, “Blech Forest Trombones” by Arno Hermann, “Robin Hood Main Theme” by Michael Kamen arr. Tyler Walters and “Well You Needn’t” by Thelonius Monk arr. Sean Nelson.

The event is free and open to the public.

Justin Cook, visiting assistant professor of trombone, said the BearBones was originally formed by retired professor Denis Winter and has performed nationally and internationally.  

“I’m excited about this event because of the work the group has put into it and the progress we have made since the beginning of the year,” Cook said. “The group sounds fantastic and we are excited about the opportunity to perform.” According to the Trombone Studio’s Facebook page, the choir “meets once a week and plays repertoire written specifically for trombone ensembles from 4-16 voices as well as arrangements of pieces written for orchestras, choirs, rock bands and more.”

For more information on the Trombone Studio and the BearBones Trombone Choir, visit www.facebook.com/ucatrombones or contact Cook at jcook@uca.edu.

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