Category Archives: Concert

My dreams came true because of Shania Twain

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

We turned around as we heard loud drumbeats coming from the second stage of PPG Paints Arena where she, wearing a glittery black gown with matching cowboy hat, appeared in spotlight. Shania Twain strutted down the from first bowl to the main stage where I was eagerly awaiting in the front row.

When she triumphantly asked, “Are you ready, Pittsburgh?” I knew my dreams were coming true as the greatest night of my life began.

Community choir brings students and locals together in song

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty’s College Community Choir offers students and the Wheeling community the opportunity to join forces and form a choir ensemble off-campus. Under the new leadership of Ryan Keeling, the alumnus is thrilled to conduct the chorus as it approaches its semesterly performance. 

College Community Chorus performs rare concert 

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer 
 
The College Community Chorus and special guests will perform “Hodie: A Christmas Cantata” tomorrow, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center of Wheeling Park High School, and doors will open to the public at 7 p.m.

Women’s Advanced Ensemble shines in ‘Cantamus’ debut

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

Friday, April 1st saw the debut performance of the WLU’s new Women’s Advanced Ensemble.  Held in the Interfaith Chapel, Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music saw an amazing turnout for this April Fool’s Day show with nearly every pew filled with students and music fans from throughout the community.

Wind Ensemble concert showcases Hilltopper talent

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

To start with, I am not a musician. I have no specialized or technical knowledge about music, but I attended Wednesday night’s Odds and Evens Concert, performed by the West Liberty Wind Ensemble – and I was impressed. I think this concert showed just how tremendous and diverse the talent here on the hilltop is, and how events like these can bring lots of people—musicians or not—together.

The concert began at 7:30 p.m. the evening of Wednesday, March 23, in College Hall. The Wind Ensemble, with its 32 student musicians, two professors, and conductor and professor Patrick Garrett, started with a piece called “Mangulina.” Happily, I found that most of the seats around me were filled, with more people walking in as the show was beginning. I stopped counting heads when I got to 50.

The David Leonhardt Trio Swings into Christmas

By Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

The David Leonhard Trio stole College Hall stage Monday, November 23rd, 2015. The concert was a perfect way to end the semester’s concert series and lead into the holiday season. The trio, consisting of Mr. Leonhardt on piano, Eliot Zigmund on drums, and Matthews Parrish on bass, played flawlessly. The production of their music gave the impression the audience was listening to a recording.

C Street Brass Bring Rock Star Class to Quintet Performance

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor and Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

On Wednesday, September 9th, The C Street Brass ensemble gave a phenomenal performance in College Hall’s Elbin Auditorium. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, the quintet – consisting of Scott Nadelson & Kyle Anderson on trumpet Joe Hughes, horn, Gabriel Colby, trombone, and Hakeem Bilal, bass trombone, delivered a roughly 90 minute set, comprised of music dating from as far back as the 1600’s to Billy Joel pop tunes.

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Rides into Wheeling’s Heritage Port

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

Great music has always been my passion in life, ever since I saw my first concert (Jethro Tull) at age three and decided to spend all my money on it at age nine! Usually, I have to travel to Pittsburgh to see a good progressive rock band, or just about anywhere else in the world – I’ve followed bands to Baltimore, to Bethlehem, PA, Charleston, WV, New York City, and North Carolina to name a few. In recent years I’ve even contemplated traveling to France to see bands that just never, ever come here.

It is a rare treat to see a band of Galactic Cowboy Orchestra‘s caliber and variety locally. And for free, you say? Yes please! I should tell you that I’m not exactly an impartial reviewer – I first saw Minnesota’s Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO to us cool kids) at the legendary ProgDay Festival in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and they blew me away.

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