Baylor University’s vocal jazz group, VirtuOSO, will present its fall concert, entitled “Coffee Haus,” at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 7, in Meadows Recital Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. This fourteen-member ensemble, known for their engaging personalities, improvisational style, and smooth stage movements, is directed by Dinah Menger, Lecturer in Choral Music.
A preliminary hour, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the same hall, will include an “open mic” for pre-auditioned singers, followed by two student performers who are popular on the Baylor University campus.
VirtuOSO’s portion of the program will, for the most part, be devoted to arrangements by group members: “Best Day of My Life” (Ross Tarpley), “Cosmic Love” (Caleb Moore), “90s Mash Up” (Ross Tarpley), “Honeymoon Avenue” (Caleb Moore), “Kaleidoscope Heart” (John Brooks), “Uncharted” (John Brooks), “Dark Horse” (John Brooks), “Counting Stars” (Caleb Moore), “Here Comes the Starlight” (John Brooks), “Howl” (John Brooks), and “Parting Glass” (Tom Anderson).
Also to be heard are the innovative “A Crimpella,” as borrowed from Brigham Young University’s brilliant a cappella group, Vocal Point, the Gene Puerling setting for unaccompanied voices of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” by Manning Sherwin and Eric Maschwitz, and “Country Dances,” as arranged by Ward Swingle.
General admission tickets may be purchased for $5 at the School of Music box office, located in the lobby of the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Tickets are also available from members of the group. For additional ticket information, call the box office at 254-710-3571.