The annual spring concert of Blue Harmony, Marymount Universitys choral group, will feature a tribute to legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Its scheduled for 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Reinsch Library Auditorium, 2807 North Glebe Road. Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert.
Its going to be fun, said Vincent Stovall, Marymounts director of campus programs and leadership development. The music will range from popular to gospel and contemporary music. Well even have a country song.
Stovall said the Holiday tribute is in recognition of the 100th year of her birth.
The way our culture is going, a lot of our legends are being forgotten, and this is a way to keep their contributions alive, Stovall said.
A poetry reading by Marymount students will introduce the tribute.
Stovall said he tries to expose students to performers with unique styles.
Billie Holiday didnt have a wide range, he said. She could only hit eight notes, yet within those eight notes she poured out a lot of emotions.
Stovall serves as one of Blue Harmonys musical directors and is helping to produce the show. The other musical director is Jarred Tafaro, Marymounts coordinator of music ministry.
Wed like to encourage people to come out, Stovall said. Its going to be a great time and the weather is supposed to be awesome.