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Evok to instill peace, love and bliss

Evok to instill peace, love and bliss

Divisive elections and political and social unrest have created general feelings of apprehension in 2016.

As an outlet to decompress from the chaotic world, Eclectic Voices of Kingwood (Evok) will perform its “Peace, Love and Bliss” concert of music on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Using beautiful music that spans from the Renaissance period to recent pop anthems, the ensemble deliberately juxtaposes music from wildly different styles and eras to create interesting connections.

“This concert will be put together in a unique way, as there will be several short sets of three pieces based on peace, love, and bliss” said Dr. Todd Miller, Evok conductor and professor of music at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

Each set contains a mix of classical and pop songs from various eras and artists. For example, the Renaissance piece “Da Pacem Domine” (Give Peace, O God) will be paired with the song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from the hit musical “The Lion King” and the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di”.

“We hope the result is a sonic getaway from stressful life as the beauty of human voices making music together transports the listener to a place of peace, love, and bliss,” Miller said.

The concert will take place in the lovely acoustical setting of First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood. Though much of the music is a cappella, there are several pieces which will be accompanied by Dr. Rob Hunt, a new LSC-Kingwood faculty member, on the walnut Steinway concert grand piano at the church.

Evok is comprised of 10 talented student singers from LSC-Kingwood’s music department and six singers from the community who are music professionals. Together, they create a distinctive sound that is unlike any other chamber choir.

Tickets to “Peace, Love and Bliss” are $10 for students and $7 for senior citizens. They can be purchased at lonestar.edu/upcomingevents. The First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood is located at 5520 Kingwood Drive. For more information on Evok or the concert, email Todd.Miller@LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

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