Enterprise State Community College welcomed music and art lovers for its 2019 Spring Student Art Show and Concert Monday evening.]
The event began with the biannual art show that featured work from ESCC’s art students. Using “various forms of media” to convey their visions, students took inspiration from the world around them and translated that inspiration to paper or canvas. Many of the pieces were inspired by the ESCC Fine Arts Department’s recent trip to the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and some of the building’s stately architecture was immortalized in paint and ink for the art show.
Following the art show, crowds gathered in the Multipurpose Room for the Fine Arts Division Spring Concert, featuring performances from various groups in the Fine Arts Department. The ESCC Camerata began the program in earnest, singing a number of a cappella and foreign language pieces they have performed at various Renaissance fairs across the state.
ESCC’s Instrumental Ensemble took the stage next, featuring a solo piano performance by Malia Silva before moving on to the larger ensemble pieces. Audiences were treated to Claude T. Smith’s arrangements of “Blessed are They (from A German Requiem)” and “Shenandoah (A Sea Fantasy)” and Gary Fagan’s “Matrix” during the set.
Tenor Aaron Shealy and pianist Carol Windham took over from the Instrumental Ensemble for a performance of “La Sena,” following which the ESCC Concert Choir sang various selections from their “Prelude to an Evensong” set that they performed at the National Cathedral. The Concert Choir rounded out their performance with a high-energy performance of Keith Hampton’s “Praise His Holy Name!” and were treated to a standing ovation once the concert concluded.