January 20, 2010
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present “Sing to the Hours: the Maryhill Canticles,” a senior composition thesis by Joseph Smeall ’10 on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Rotherwas Gallery of the MeadArt Museum. The concert is free and open to the public.

“Sing to the Hours” is a choral suite structured around the progression of the Roman Catholic liturgy of the Hours. The composition—which was influenced by classical,  American folk and blues traditions—will be performed by “Wisconsin Harmony,” an ensemble comprised of Amherst College Choral Society and a cappella group members.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: http://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, totaling more than 16,000 works. An accredited member of the American Association of Museums, the Mead participates in Museums10, a regional cultural collaboration. During the academic term, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit the museum’s Web site, www.amherst/museums/mead, or call 413/542-2335.