Sunday, November 3, 2013

London's Juice Vocal Ensemble Makes Connecticut Debut at Wesleyan

The 39th annual Crowell Concert Series presented by Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts and Music Department continues with the Connecticut debut concert by London's Juice Vocal Ensemble 8 pm Saturday, Nov. 9 in Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave  on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. 

The concert by the experimental a cappella trio, which will combine contemporary classical with folk, jazz, world music, pop, and electronica, is also a part of the Performing Arts Series. (Please see below for more details about both the Crowell Concert Series and the Performing Arts Series).

The Juice Vocal Ensemble features sopranos Anna Snow and Sarah Dacey, and alto Kerry Andrew. For their first U.S. tour since an appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2011, at Wesleyan the group will perform vibrant classical works by U.K. composers including Gabriel Prokofiev, a new work by New York-based composer and Wesleyan alumnus Toby Twining MA '06, and unusual arrangements of British folk songs and pop music by Guns N' Roses, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Erasure, Kraftwerk, and Donna Summer.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm in Crowell Concert Hall by Wesleyan University John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce.

A Crowell Concert Series event presented by the Music Department and the Center for the Arts.

Tickets for the concert are $22 for the general public; $18 for senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, and non-Wesleyan students; and $6 for Wesleyan students. Tickets: http://www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice; 860-685-3355; Box Office, located in the Usdan University Center, 45 Wyllys Ave.; at the door beginning one hour prior to the performance, subject to availability. 

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