The Ohio State University at Newark

Ohio State Newark Spring 2018 Choral Concert Set

April 2, 2018 - Newark, OH — The University Chorus at The Ohio State University at Newark will present “EarlyPop: Popular Song in the 19th and 20th Centuries” on Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall Auditorium, 1179 University Drive, Ohio State Newark campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

New directions taken by classical composers, increasing interest in music and the other arts among the rising middle class, greater availability of sheet music and pianos, and important social issues all contributed to tremendous growth in popular music in 19th century America. Beginning with the 19th Century Parlor Song, the program will feature songs by Steven Foster, Mrs. E.A. Parkhurst, the Hutchinson Family, Rogers & Hammerstein, and many other composers active from the 1820s to the 1950s. Soloists for the concert are Jonathan Arnold, Taylor Beeson, Connor Carpenter, Joe Krumm, Camryn Main, Sarah Oleson, Rachael Roth, Erica Tokiwa, Michael Turner and Maria Villares.

This program of Victorian parlor music will also be presented for the Licking County Historical Society on Friday, April 20, 6:00 p.m. at the Buckingham Meeting House, 5 North 6th Street, Newark, OH.

The University Chorus is directed by Professor of Music Education Paul D. Sanders and accompanied by pianist, Jacqueline K. Dawson. Participation in the choral music program is open to students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the community.

For additional information about this concert or joining University Chorus, please contact Dr. Sanders at