The season starts with Dessert Pops Concert Sept. 29
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host a series of fall concerts beginning with the ever-popular Dessert Pops Concert on at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Alumni Campus Center. Other musical events include the Fall Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Loras Fieldhouse and the Junior High Band Concert at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 also in the Fieldhouse.
“Fall is always a special time on campus and we’re excited to celebrate the season,” said Glenn Pohland, Ph.D., director and associate professor of music, said. “We really have something for every musical taste.”
The 12th Annual Dessert Pops concert features soloists and small ensembles performing a variety of pop and rock songs. The Loras College Jazz Ensemble and the Vocal group Duhawkappella will also lend their talents to the evening.
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The Fall Wind Ensemble Concert “The Element of Water” will feature compositions that describe the beauty and power of water. Pieces include an arrangement of Handel’s “Water Music,” Brant Karrick’s “With Wind and Water,” David Gillingham’s Chorale Fantasy “Beside Still Waters,” and Frank Ticheli’s “Dancing on Water” and “Loch Lomond.”
New Choral Director Jeremiah Cawley, Ph.D. will also perform along with the ensemble on Charles Yeago’s arrangement of “The Water is Wide.” Pohland is in his 10th year of conducting the group.
This concert is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Finally, join more than160 local junior high students during the ninths annual Junior High Honor Band Concert. Pohland conducts the eighth-grade ensemble and Susan Hottovy, of Lincoln, Nebraska leads the seventh-grade group. An added feature is a performance by the Dubuque New Horizons Band sponsored by the Northeast Iowa School of Music.
This concert is also open to the public and there is no admission charge.
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Loras leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan institutions to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. Loras ranks among 450 NCAA Division III athletic programs in Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings, 11th out of the Top 100 baccalaureate colleges, according to the 2016 Washington Monthly College Rankings, 13th Best Regional College, according to Midwest U.S. News Best Colleges and is among the 200 Best-Loved Colleges in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine.