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Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society Concert to Include Orchestra
March 28 Concert to Feature both Classical and Modern Compositions

March 9, 2010

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society student group will perform Joseph Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” and original compositions by faculty member Jason Bahr during a free concert at 3:15 p.m. March 28 in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Ohio Wesleyan assistant professor of music Jason Hiester will conduct the performance.

An orchestra of student and guest performers also will take part in the concert, which will begin with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s famous Overture to “Le Nozze di Figaro” (the Marriage of Figaro), followed by Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass,” which will feature guest soloists Christine Hiester, Marilyn Nims, Dennis Basset, and Daryl Yoder. Nims and Yoder each teach part-time in the Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music.

The second half of the concert will include two original compositions by Jason Bahr, D.M., assistant professor of composition, music theory, and electronic music. “Ad astra per aspera” will be played by the orchestra. Then the world premiere of “A Sight in Camp” from Symphony No. 2., will combine the Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society with the orchestra. The concert will be viewable live online at StreamOWU.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 47 states and 50 countries.