Army Field Band And Soldiers’ Chorus To Perform Free Concert
The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will perform a free concert at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.
The concert is free, but tickets are required.
The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of the U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions.
The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in the humblest auditoriums in the smallest of communities. The joining of these two ensembles allows them to offer unparalleled versatility of programming, ranging from orchestral masterworks and operatic arias to Sousa marches, jazz classics and Broadway musicals.
The band and chorus also perform independently, and have recently shared the stage with such ensembles as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to their national tours, formal concerts, chamber recitals and educational outreach, members of the Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus frequently represent the Army at formal and ceremonial functions, including the Presidential Inaugural Parade, presidential funerals, the Army All-American Bowl, and diplomatic efforts overseas.
The April 10 performance is presented by Rockefeller Arts Center and sponsored by The OBSERVER and The Post-Journal in cooperation with WDOE and 96 KIX Country.