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That's the Key membersCal Poly That's the Key A Cappella Concert

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
6 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Cal Poly's newest a cappella ensemble will perform its first concerts of the academic year!

The title of the concerts, "That's The (tur)Key," celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday.

That's the Key performed during Cal Poly's Fall Conference General Session in the Performing Arts Center on Sept. 15. The group is comprised of 17 students from various majors singing original arrangements of popular music.

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That's the Key membersCal Poly That's the Key A Cappella Concert

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
2 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Cal Poly's newest a cappella ensemble will perform its first concerts of the academic year!

The title of the concerts, "That's The (tur)Key," celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday.

That's the Key performed during Cal Poly's Fall Conference General Session in the Performing Arts Center on Sept. 15. The group is comprised of 17 students from various majors singing original arrangements of popular music.

Tickets ( $5 at the door)

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Cal Poly Choirs' 'A Christmas Celebration'

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

The Cal Poly Choirs will present their annual holiday spectacular, "A Christmas Celebration."

PolyPhonics, the University Singers, and the Cal Poly Early Music Ensemble will present holiday favorites and some new works. Music Professor Thomas Davies will conduct the performance.

The Cal Poly Brass Ensemble, conducted by Christopher J. Woodruff, and Cal Poly's two student-led a cappella ensembles — Take It SLO and That's the Key — will add to the festive performances. Staff members Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring will accompany the choirs and will also perform solo works for piano and organ.

Repertoire will include original works for Christmas and Hanukkah by Antonio Vivaldi, Felix Mendelssohn, Benjamin Britten, Stephen Paulus and Ron Jeffers. Arrangements by Norman Luboff, Lara Hoggard and Joshua Jacobson will also be showcased.

Highlights of PolyPhonics' performance will include the world premiere of "El Niño de la Madre" ("The Child of the Mother"), Cal Poly Music Professor Antonio G. Barata's adaptation and arrangement of the well-known Catalonian carol. The 54-voice ensemble will also present Vivaldi's "Kyrie," accompanied by a string ensemble of Cal Poly faculty and students.

The 58-member University Singers will perform an arrangement of "Good King Wenceslas" by Alan Boehmer, a Central Coast composer, arranger and organist. The spiritual "Go Tell It on the Mountain" will feature Cal Poly music major Troy Hanson on string bass.

The Early Music Ensemble and cappella groups Take It SLO and That's the Key will be featured in the popular "Christmas Cameos" portion of the program. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a carol sing-a-long.

Tickets ( $14 and 18 general, $9 and $14 seniors and students)

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Take It SLOCal Poly Take It SLO A Cappella Concerts

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
1 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

7 p.m., Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Take It SLO, one of Cal Poly’s a cappella ensembles, will present its annual Holiday Concert at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (Building 45) on campus.

The 17-member vocal ensemble will perform a variety of songs designed to raise the holiday spirit, plus some new works and old favorites, all arranged by students. The group’s members represent a variety of majors on campus.

Take It SLO has released multiple CDs in the past, including "Let It SLO," its Christmas album featuring songs the group will perform at their Dec. 7 shows. In addition, the group has a five-song extended play recording called "SLO Motion," which was released in spring 2014. "SLO Motion," "Let It SLO," and the ensemble’s other past albums are available for download from iTunes, Spotify and Loudr.fm.

Tickets ($7 general, $5 students at the door)

 



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Bach in the Mission VCal Poly Early Music Ensemble: 'Bach in the Mission V'

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

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Kathleen Magee QuerecCal Poly Choirs' Winter Concert: 'Romance and the Romantics'

Saturday, March 7, 2015
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center

Great choral works from the Romantic period will be matched with wooing songs of love. The Cal Poly Choirs present works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Morten Lauridsen, and Eric Whitacre. Cal Poly alumna Kathleen Magee Querec returns to her alma mater as guest artist. She made her debut with the New York City Opera in 2004, performing with the company for three seasons.

Tickets ( $12 and 14 general, $9 and $12 seniors and students)


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Early Music Ensemble membersCal Poly Early Music Ensemble: 'The Glory of Venice'

Friday, May 22, 2015
8 p.m., Mission San Luis Obispo

The Early Music Ensemble explores music from one of the greatest musical capitals of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Both vocal and instrumental works highlight this program, performed in the incredible acoustics of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

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