Explore "New Horizons" in Music with SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Choirs

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018) — Taking the audience on an exploration into the unknown, the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Concert and Chamber Choirs will explore “New Horizons” in music at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the SCF Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton.

The concert will feature improvisational and aleatoric methods of singing. Improvisational singing is created from scratch at the time of the performance, while aleatoric – the word is derived from Latin and implies “rolling the dice” – compositions generally leave one primary element of the composition to be determined by the performers.

Spanning compositions from the 13th century to the 21st century, the choirs will sing the music of Jean Berger, György Orbán, Knut Nystedt and Eric Whitacre. SCF trumpet instructor Aaron Romm will narrate Egil Hovland’s “Saul,” as SCF music program accompanist Lurray Myers plays the 50-rank, 3-manual Eaton Memorial Pipe Organ.

“Exploratory, innovative singing is often a delight for both performers and the audience,” said Melodie Dickerson, director of choral and vocal studies at SCF. “We’re excited to offer this unique musical opportunity to the community.”

General admission tickets are $10, student and staff tickets are $5. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 941-752-5252.

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