Trombone Choir to perform March 31

March 25, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Trombone Choir will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Esber Recital Hall. The program of music written or transcribed for trombone ensemble includes arrangements of pieces originally written for solo cello, choirs, orchestras and jazz bands, as well as a recent hit by Lady Gaga. The Penn State Trombone Choir is directed by Mark L. Lusk. Admission is free.

This concert is available through live streaming video at CW Studios.


Minuette I/II (from Suite No. 2 in D Minor for Solo Cello, BWV 1008)

"Elegy for Mippy II" -- Leonard Bernstein

Andante (from Trio Sonata No. 4) -- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

"Blue Rondo a la Turk" -- Dave Brubeck             

"Applause" -- Lady Gaga

Symphony No. 3 (selections) -- Carl Nielsen

"The Lamb" -- John Tavener

"Ubi Caritas" -- Maurice Durufle

"Requiem and Kyrie" (from "Messa da Requiem") -- Giuseppe Verdi

"Eternal Father Strong To Save" -- John Bacchus Dykes

"The Spheres" (from "Sunrise Mass") -- Ola Gjeilo

"Men of Harlech" -- Gordon Langford

"Sleep" -- Eric Whitacre

The Penn State Trombone Choir was founded in 1986 by Mark Lancaster Lusk. Since that time, the choir has garnered considerable regional and national success, performing multiple times at state music education conferences in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio, as well as National Association for Music Education Eastern Division and national conferences. The ensemble has also accepted invitations to perform at the New York Brass Conference, the Eastern Trombone Workshop and the International Trombone Workshop. The group has featured many of today’s finest trombone artists as well as the talented members of the Penn State performance faculty and distinguished alumni. The Penn State Trombone Choir is a founding member of the Frühling Posaunen Festival, which includes Penn State, the Ithaca Trombone Troupe and the Eastman Trombone Choir in an annual concert series. A tradition of excellent composers and arrangers has done much to give the Penn State Trombone Choir its distinctive sound.

Last Updated March 31, 2014