The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall at Fort Hays State University will be the venue for "A Choral Oktoberfest" concert at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.
" A Choral Oktoberfest" is a celebration of German and German-American music featuring the works of Ernest Bloch, Anton Bruckner, Johannes Brahms and others. The music of Kurt Weil, a noted jazz musician, will also be showcased.
A special feature of the concert will be the "Alto Rhapsody" of Brahms for mezzo-soprano and the Men's Chorus. Kathleen Flynn, instructor of music at FHSU, will join the chorus, set to the poetry of German philosopher Goethe. In addition, the concert will also feature Pam McGowne, staff accompanist; Tom Meagher, Hays resident, on organ; and Aaron Rockers, Hays junior, and Brad Dawson, assistant professor of music, on trumpet.
Costs are $6 for adults and $4 for children between ages 13 and 18 and senior citizens. FHSU students and children age 12 or younger are admitted free.