Angelo State Choirs to Perform Pops ‘Fiesta’
The Angelo State University Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers will present their 14th annual spring pops concert on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at a new venue, El Paseo de Santa Angela, 34 W. Avenue D.
Titled “Fiesta,” the outdoor concert will feature the music of Latin America and is free and open to the public. Kona Ice will be selling snow cones for $2-$5.
Musical selections will include “America” from West Side Story, “Hernando’s Hideaway” from “Pajama Game,” Gloria Estefan’s disco hit “Turn the Beat Around,” Tejano queen Selena’s “Baila Esta Cumbia,” the ’70s pop ballad “Eres tú/Touch the Wind,” Marty Robbins’ “El Paso” and Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba.”
Rounding out the program will be “Heaven” by San Angelo’s own Los Lonely Boys, Cuba’s patriotic “Guantanamera,” the Gene Autry movie theme “South of the Border,” a medley of Spanish folk songs “Cielito Lindo” and “La Cucaracha,” and jazz band hits “Perfidia” and “Cherry Pink/Cerezo Rosa.”
Special performing guests will include the Grupo Folklorico Meztli Dance Troupe of San Angelo; trumpeter Rosendo Ramos, director of the Lake View High School Orchestra and Lincoln Middle School Mariachi Ensemble; drummer Jim Bode, principal percussionist with the San Angelo Symphony; and ASU vocal professor Dr. Scott Raines singing “Cuando calienta a sol” (“Love Me With All of Your Heart”). Choreographer Patti Wetzel also participated in working with the choir for this program.
The ASU choirs are directed by Dr. Pamela Lee, professor of music and director of choral activities.
For more information, contact ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.