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Trombone Choir to perform spring concert on April 17

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University Trombone Choir, featuring 20 trombonists, will present a spring concert free of charge at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex.

Included in the program will be Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from “Jesus Christ Superstar” with a solo performance by bass trombonist Alex Carlson, a senior music major from Trimont, Minn. The Trombone Choir will also perform “Festfanfare” by Dennis Winter, “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre, “Sanctus” by G. Verdi and “Slide Colors” by Keith Snell and “Overture to the Barber of Seville” by G. Rossini. Also featured will be the BSU Trombone Quartet.

The Trombone Choir performs under the direction of Dr. Joel Pugh, BSU director of bands and assistant professor of low brass, who founded the ensemble in 2002. Participating musicians come from as far away as Grand Rapids and Detroit Lakes.

For more information, call the BSU Department of Music at (218) 755-2915.

April 17
- 7:30 p.m. - Trombone Choir concert presented by Bemidji State University Location: Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex, BSU campus. Admission: free.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.