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EVOK performs innovative concert on "dreams"

EVOK performs innovative concert on "dreams"Everyone has dreams. Some dreams are aspirations for life and others are mental events that happen during sleep.

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s Eclectic Voices of Kingwood (Evok) invites the community to a musical exploration of sleep, dreams, and rest in an innovative concert entitled, “Night Flights: Travels in Dreams and Sleep”. The one-hour performance is on March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood.

“There is a wealth of modern choral repertoire that is deliberately ‘dreamy’, whether that is in beautiful chord clusters or sounds made with the human voice other than text,” said Dr. Todd Miller, Evok conductor. “There are also wonderful poems that deal with human thought and actions that occur while we sleep or daydream. This concert is designed to let your mind wander your own mind’s remembrances and thoughts.”

Featured on the program are works of popular modern choral composers Eric Whitacre, Kim André Arnesen, Ola Gjeilo, Shawn Kirchner, and Z. Randall Stroope. Interspersed are a mixture of classical and popular songs. Dr. Robert Hunt, pianist and new LSC-Kingwood music faculty member, will also improvise meditative solos between each choral piece to provide a seamless musical fabric upon which to “dream.”

“Music is a powerful tool for remembering moments in our past and also allowing us to ponder the future,” Miller said.

Formed in 2012, Evok is an eclectic group of 16 select voices representing LSC-Kingwood students. In addition, select professional musicians, from the surrounding community, act as mentors to the student performers. The choir’s unique repertoire includes a broad range of vocal genres such as madrigals, sacred motets, vocal jazz, modern, American classics, popular and more.

Tickets to Evok’s “Night Flights: Travels in Dreams and Sleep” cost $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and students. The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is located at 2929 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood. For more information, call 281-312-1709 or email Todd.R.Miller@LoneStar.edu.

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