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TheMORMON Universit11 ofDa11ton TABERNACLE'~IR CONDUCTOR TO CONDUCT DAYTON BACH SOCIETY
DAYTON, Ohio, October 20, 1987--Jerold Ottley, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir of Salt Lake City, Utah, will serve as guest conductor of the Dayton Bach Society in its first concert of the 1987-88 season. The 60-member chorus will present its opening concert of the year on Sunday, November 1, at 4 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located on Stroop Road at Southern Boulevard in Kettering. The concert, planned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, will cover the complete spectrum of American choral music, ranging from the Colonial times to the present day.
The program includes music
by the colonial master William Billings, works by composers Jean Berger and Paul Manz, Aaron Copland's rarely performed Four Motets, a group of spirituals, and a camp meeting hymn setting by Dayton's own Ellen Jane Lorenz. Ottley, a native of Salt Lake City, has been music director and conductor of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir since April 1975.
He is currently
adjunct associate professor of music at the University of Utah. According to Richard Benedum, conductor of the Bach Society and head of UD's Music Division, the society received a grant from the Project Pool of the Performing Arts Fund to bring Ottley to Dayton. Organist John Neely of Westminster Presbyterian Church will also be featured as a guest soloist in the program. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for students.
Call UD's Music Division at 229-3936 for
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