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ASU Choirs to Rock Out with Iconic ’50s Music

April 05, 2010

The Angelo State University Chamber Singers and Vocal Ensemble will celebrate the golden age of rock and roll during their Eighth Annual Pops at the Pavilion on Thursday, April 8.

Sponsored by the University Center Program Council and Arts at ASU, the Pops at the Pavilion program, “All Shook Up,” is open free to the public and will be held at the University Pavilion near the corner of Dena Drive and South Van Buren beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The family friendly casual outdoor setting will feature a song and dance format highlighting the music of rock pioneers, including Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Bill Haley and the Comets, Fats Domino and Hank Williams. The program will include rock essentials from rockabilly, doo wop and boogie woogie. Among the dance hits on the program will be “At the Hop” and “The Twist.”

Newer songs will also be featured, including a medley from the popular musical “Grease” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from the Broadway hit “Hairspray.”

Joining the ASU Choir will be Lee Middle School’s show choirs, Rebel Rage and Company with their interpretations of “Who Put the Bomp?” and “Gonna Get Along Without You Now.”

Spotlighted artists for ASU will include comedian Kurt Crenwelge performing “Splish Splash” and Trina Medellin performing “Leader of the Pack.” Lendon Partain will croon “In the Still of the Night,” and Jamie Black and Edwin Mayer will perform a tribute to Elvis Presley.

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For more information, call the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085, ext. 221.