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Choral Music of Dan Locklair Performed on April 27 and 29 by Bel Canto Company in Greensboro, North Carolina

Location: North Carolina, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
April 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net
 
Choral Music of Dan Locklair Performed on April 27 and 29 by Bel Canto Company in Greensboro, North Carolina
 
Two movements from Dan Locklair’s changing perceptions & Epitaph, for SATB Chorus and piano, will be performed by the Bel Canto Company, Welborn Young, Artistic Director & Conductor, on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 PM and Monday, April 29 at 7:30 PM at Christ United Methodist Church, 419 North Holden Road in Greensboro, North Carolina.
 
The movements are What Do We Know About Life (words by Carol Adler) and High Flight (text by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.). The composer writes. “changing perceptions, a five-movement choral cycle, was commissioned and premiered in 1987 by The Choral Art Society of Portland, Maine (Dr. Robert Russell, Music Director). Composed in memory of my father, Archie Greer Locklair (1916-1986), changing perceptions & Epitaph was the top prize winner of the 1989 Barlow International Composition Competition.” More about the piece at http://www.locklair.com/wp/compositions/choral/changing-perceptions-epitaph.
 
Other composers on the Headed Home program are Kevin Uppercue, Bill Snedden, Jack Jarrett, James Erb, Rene Clausen, Eddie Bass and Moses Hogan.
 
In its 30 years, the Bel Canto Company has engaged over 150 of the region's most talented singers, presented hundreds of concerts locally and throughout the Southeast, and performed thousands of pieces of music spanning the globe and the centuries. Visit them at http://www.belcantocompany.com/index.aspx.
 
For tickets and more information about these performances, call 336-333-2220 or visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4387&cobrand=belcantocompany.
 
Dan Locklair's music is widely performed throughout the U.S. and around the world. His catalog includes symphonic works, a ballet, an opera, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral compositions. Widely sought after as a commissioned composer, musicians worldwide, including the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Kansas City Symphony, the St. Louis Orchestra, the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys of New York City and the Saint Paul’s Cathedral Choir of London have performed Dr. Locklair's music. Broadcasts of it have included Vatican Radio, Czech Radio, Radio Finland, NPR, the BBC and the CBC. Recordings of his works are available on Naxos, Ondine, Koch, Albany, Loft, Priory (UK) and other labels. His primary publishers are Ricordi and Subito. Dan Locklair is Composer-in-Residence and Professor of Music at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. More information about him, including a bio, list of works, discography and much more, at http://www.locklair.com.
 
You can also contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.
 
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