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Catawba College Vernaculars to Perform Queen Tribute

April 29, 2010

Category: Events, Music


VernacularsSource: SalisburyPost.com

It's become a rite of spring in Salisbury. As the weather warms and the azaleas bloom, the Catawba College's Vernaculars gear up for their annual Legacy concert.

Past years have brought performances of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the Beatles' Abbey Road, a history of funk, and even a tribute to Michael Jackson. This year, the tradition grows as two Vernaculars ensembles square off to outdo each other.

On Sunday, May 2 in the college's Hedrick Little Theater, the Vernaculars PRiME will perform "Queen for a Night," a tribute to Queen, while the new Urban Sol Vernaculars will take to the stage with "Detroit: A Motown Revue."

Catawba PhotoThe Vernaculars PRiME is the flagship ensemble of the college's popular music program. Under the direction of Catawba music instructor Jimm Mosher, the group performs a wide variety of current and legacy works in addition to original songs by its student members. Urban Sol is the newest of the various Vernaculars and grows out of student interest in an ensemble to perform soul, R&B, hip hop, and other forms of black urban music. Dennis Reed, award-winning songwriter and Catawba's Young Artist in Residence, serves as its director.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded at 6:30 by senior music-business major Derek Daisey in a final solo performance at Catawba as a student.

"Derek has already enjoyed a great deal of success as a performer and songwriter," notes Dr. David Lee Fish, director of the music business/popular music degree concentration at Catawba.

"His songs have been heard on NBC's 'The Today Show' and even the Food Network. Sunday's performance is a celebration of Derek's rare talent."

Both Legacy 2010 and the Derek Daisey concert are free and open to the general public.

For more information e-mail dlfish@catawba.edu or call the Catawba College Music Department at (704) 637-4345.


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