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Nov. 8, 2002 – Come on out to the cafeteria of the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and feast your ears on the Concert Choir and the Jazz Ensemble "swinging and singing."
The joint concert is sponsored by the Humanities Division. General admission is $6. Tickets can be purchased on the St. Thomas campus at the UVI Bookstore, UVI Humanities Division, and from Jazz Ensemble members.
The Concert Choir will open the program with Lawrence Benjamin's arrangement of "The Pledge to Our Flag" and, appropriately, "Say It With Music." The Jazz Ensemble then takes over with "A Blues Grows in Brooklyn," "Basin Street Blues," and Danielle Greenaway soloing on "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square." The program continues alternating the two groups, ending up with a joint effort on "Scandalize My Name" and "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho."
Other soloists are Adelle Belle, Detra Davis, and trumpeter Clayton Emanuel.
The Jazz Ensemble, which features several sax players, trombonists and trumpeters, piano, guitar, bass, drums and vocals, totals almost 20 musicians and is directed by Martin J. Lamkin. The choir of 20-some voices is directed by Elvira O. Green and accompanied by Lorna C. Young-Wright.
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