Valentine's day may be here and gone, but love is still in the air on the Fort Hays State University campus.
Dr. Terry Crull, associate professor of music, will conduct the choirs of FHSU in a concert titled "Matters of the Heart" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
The concert focuses on love, courting, joy, lament, sorrow and, of course, lost love. The Fort Hays Singers, Concert Choir and Women's Chorale will each perform, singing a variety of pieces ranging from the Renaissance era to modern day music. Folk songs, popular music and jazz will be featured, all within the theme, with pieces from Palestrina, Schumann and Gershwin among others.
"There are so many love songs that have been written," said Crull. "Some are tongue-in-cheek, some are serious; I think everyone will find something they can relate to and enjoy."
Emily Cline, Lyons senior, will perform Brahms' "Alto Rhapsody" with men from the Concert Choir. "Emily is one of the top vocalists we have at FHSU," said Crull.
The Women's Chorale and the Concert Choir, a mixed group, will perform with accompaniment. The Fort Hays Singers will sing primarily a capella.
The performance will last one hour and 15 minutes. Admission is free for FHSU students with ID, $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. For more information, contact Crull at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 628-4258.