Spring Concert set for April 24

Darin Allred | Apr 21, 2014

The North Central Texas College Music Department will host its annual Spring concert on April 24 at the First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts on the NCTC Gainesville campus.

The free concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will feature both the College Singers and the NCTC Wind Ensemble.

The portion of the program featuring the College Singers is entitled "Poems and Prayers and Promises" and will feature songs based on famous poetry or literature.

"For instance, one song is a love sonnet by Shakespeare," said Shane Studdard, the director of the College Singers. "Another song is based on the writings of Thomas Jefferson."

The Wind Ensemble's portion of the concert will include traditional concert band music along with more recent pieces.

The program will include Mars: The Planets, Fanfare and Flourishes, By Dawn's Early Light, and Winter on Emerald Bay.

"I'm very excited about a student arrangement we have this semester of Young Molly Bawn," said Wind Ensemble director Marty Kobuck. "Steven Mitchell arranged the Robert Sheldon piece for our band. This program is very diverse in style and I'm sure it will be enjoyable for everyone."

While the concert is free, donations for the NCTC Music Department's scholarship fund will be accepted.