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Cal Poly Choirs to Perform ‘Conductor’s Choice’ on March 4

The Cal Poly Choirs will perform favorite works of Thomas Davies, the university’s retiring director of choral activities and vocal studies, for the Winter Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Performing Arts Center’s Christopher Cohan Center. 

Titled “Conductor’s Choice,” the concert — a spin down memory lane of the choirs’ choral library — will feature PolyPhonics and the University Singers. The choirs will be accompanied by Susan Azaret Davies and Paul Woodring. 

PolyPhonics’ program will include “Cry Out and Shout” by Knut Nystedt, “Trois Chansons” (“Three Songs”) by Claude Debussy, “O Tod, wie bitter bist du” (“Oh, Death, How Bitter You Are”) by Max Reger, and other favorites by Randall Thompson and Norman Dello Joio.

The University Singers will sing Gabriel Faure’s “Cantique de Jean Racine” (“Hymn of Jean Racine”); selections from “Songs of Innocence” by Earl George; and works for men’s and women’s choruses, including some barbershop.

Davies’ final on-campus concert with the Cal Poly Choirs will be on June 11.

Tickets are $12 and $14 for the public and $9 and $12 for students. Event parking is sponsored by the PAC. Tickets are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To order by phone, call 805-SLO-4TIX (805-756-4849). 

The Music Department offers a 10 percent discount to patrons who buy season tickets to four of its events through the Cal Poly Ticket Office; a 15 percent discount is given on tickets to five or more events.

The concert is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.