By Margaret McKinney
The New Mexico Highlands University Concert Choir will perform ‘Brahms, White and Blue’ at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 in Ilfeld Auditorium.
The first part of the concert features Highlands University music faculty member Linda King on piano performing Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, opus 25 with a string quartet.
Santa Fe musicians in the string quartet include Carol Hawkins, violin, Elena Sopoci, viola, and Dana Winograd, cello.
Andre Garcia-Nuthmann, director of the choral program, will direct the university’s concert choir in the second part of the concert.
The concert choir selections include a variety of traditional spirituals like Wade in the Water, Swinging with the Saints, and Steal Away, featuring Billie Mathews on flute.
Soloists for the concert choir include Highlands University students Karliz de Marco, soprano, and Joshua Tata, bass. Other soloists include Janie Chavez, Victoria Evans, John Loehr, Werner Mueller, and Betty Thompson.
Santa Fe pianist Lydia Madrick will accompany the concert choir.
The 44-member Highlands University Concert Choir is composed of Highlands University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Las Vegas Community.
General admission tickets for the concert are $10. Tickets are $5 for Highlands University students with IDs, seniors and children.