Quick Picks: Schumann Singers concert; Spring into Dance concert; and Radio Soul Train

The Spring Into Dance concerts presented by Colorado Mesa University’s dance program will be on Friday and Saturday, April 25–26. The dancer pictured here is Korey Van Hoy.

Friday, April 25

Season in song

Celebrate the Schumann Singers’ 20th anniversary with the New Seasons Bring Joy spring concert 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave.

The concert will feature the “Deutsche Messe,” or German mass, by composer Franz Schubert, who set the piece to text written by his poet friend Johann Phillip Neumann.

The Schumann Singers will perform the piece in English, according schumannsingers.org.

Tickets cost $12 for adults in advance and can be purchased at Roper Music, 136 N. Fifth St., the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra office, 414 Main St., or from chorus members.

Admission is $15 at the door. Student tickets cost $6 and please present an ID.

Friday and Saturday, April 25–26

Feel the dance

Colorado Mesa University’s dance program presents its annual Spring Into Dance concert at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. All three shows will be presented at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center.

The dance concert will feature a variety of dance styles in a program created by CMU faculty, select students and Los Angeles-based guest choreographer Jerome Alexander, of Dance Apps Inc., who has danced in shows for artists such as Lady Gaga and Kanye West.

Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective also will perform with work choreographed by Chicago’s Erin Rehberg. And for the first time, a piece from CMU alumni will be presented.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 248-1604.

Saturday, April 26

Groove on

Dress in your grooviest, funkiest outfit and attend Radio Soul Train at 8 p.m. at Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St. The event will feature seven electronic artists and custom lighting by Lucid Visions to set the mood.

Cost is $10 for the general public or $5 for KAFM members. Those 18 and older are welcome.

The Radio Soul Train event, now in its second year, is a fundraiser for KAFM Community Radio, which celebrates 15 years on air this year.

Tickets are available at Mesa Theater’s box office.

There will be a costume contest, as well.


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