USU Chorale alumni gather for Sunday concert

Alumni members from the Utah State University Chorale, a vocal group based in the Department of Music, are coming back to campus on Sunday to perform with the Alumni Band in a University Chorale Reunion – the Bill Ramsey Years.

The concert, which is part of the band’s usual Sunday series, will be held Sunday, July 29 at 7 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center. Dean Craig Jessop of the Caine College of the Arts says Bill Ramsey was his mentor and one of his closest friends to this day.

Jessop says the concert is a way to honor his influence in his life and the lives of hundreds of students who sang in the USU Chorale under his instruction.  Former music professor William Ramsey will conduct members of the Chorale who sung with the group from the mid-1960s and 70s.

The music of Carl Off, Randall Thompson and Jester Harston will be performed. Nicholas Morrison, senior associate dean, says the Alumni Band is pleased to combine forces with alumni of USU’s choral program for this special evening. He says the opportunity of seeing professors Craig Jessop and William Ramsey on stage together with scores of alumni from the last 50 years makes this an evening not to be missed.

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