RixStix Percussion Group & University Choir
Thursday, November 07, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Department of Music
Ezekiel: Son of man is a sixty minute, five movement work for narrator, four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor and bass), choir, piano, solo trumpet and a percussion orchestra of 18 players playing a myriad of percussion instruments. Each movement represents an important element of the ministry of Ezekiel and its impact on the children of Israel. Beginning with his calling as a prophet of the Lord, Ezekiel takes us on a journey which includes the downfall and slaying of the captured House of Israel, their lament, the promise of a Savior, and joy as they come to accept Him as their Redeemer. This performance is the world premiere of the work; composed by (BYU-Idaho faculty member) David Taylor with a libretto by Rachel Peck (BYU-Idaho adjunct faculty member) and features several BYU- Idaho Department of Music performance groups including the RixStix Percussion Group (David Taylor, director), the University Choir (Eda Ashby, director), and the Collegiate Singers (Randall Kempton, Director). Also highlighted in the work are faculty members Michelle Broadbent (soprano), David Peck (tenor), David Olsen (bass), Ryan Nielsen (trumpet), and former Ricks College Theatre Department faculty member Rodger Sorensen who currently serves as the Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications at BYU. The featured alto soloist is Heidi Spjute, a vocal performance major in her junior year of studies at BYU-Idaho.
cost $3 BYU-Idaho Students/ $6 General Public