Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Jubilant Sykes at Spivey Hall this Saturday

Ring in the holidays with Jubilant Sykes at Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall this Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8:15 p.m.

American baritone and Grammy Award nominee Sykes sings deep from the heart, bringing music to life with a warmth and richness of feeling that enraptures audiences. His acclaimed October 2010 CD release with the London Symphony Orchestra, “Jubilant Sykes Sings Copland and Spirituals,” is swiftly climbing the charts.

Sykes returns to Spivey Hall this Saturday with three superb instrumentalists to perform a wealth of music showcasing his amazing artistry in songs of many styles, including traditional Christmas tunes and spirituals. Joining Sykes will be: Mark Rice, piano; Roberto Mirando, string bass; and Chris Parise, percussion.

Tickets to this performance are $50; Clayton State students pay just $10. For tickets and more information, call the Spivey Hall Box Office at (678) 466-4200. Full-price tickets only are available online at www.spiveyhall.org (a per-ticket service fee applies).

Sykes program will include: PRAETORIUS Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming; Valdemar HENRIQUE Boi Buma; Eden AHBEZ Nature Boy; Arthur HAMILTON Cry Me A River; COPLAND I Bought Me A Cat; Thad JONES A Child Is Born; James R. MURRY Away In A Manger; ROGERS/HAMMERSTEIN My Favorite Things; Kelly WILLARD Rest; Citizen COPE Sideways; Miles DAVIS All Blues; DAVIS/ONORAIT/SIMEONE/arr. Mark RICE The Little Drummer Boy; Mel TORME Christmas Song; Robert LOWRY/Buddy GREEN Mary Did You Know?; TRADITIONAL SPIRITUAL/arr. Mark RICE Go Tell It On The Mountain, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands; TRADITIONAL I Wonder As I Wander, Simple Gifts. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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