MISS GC CIVIC CHORALE TO PRESENT
'MUSIC FOR THE FUN OF IT'
-- The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale
will present "Music for the Fun of It - Ditties, Dessert, and
Denim" next month at the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
sprinkled with pithy lines and humorous lyrics, begins at 3 p.m.
on May 4 in the Hardy Hall Auditorium.
The Civic Chorale
will perform funny choir pieces ranging from Haydn's Admonition
to PDQ Bach's Oedipus Tex.
the chorale will entertain you with ditties, dessert, (coffee) and
denim," said Joanne Edwards, chorale director. "The high
point will be the performance of PDQ Bach's Oedipus Tex. You'll
find yourself laughing at the antics of Oedipus Tex."
of ancient Greek drama pervades this dramatic oratorio, which was
written for solo horn, four soloists and chorus.
It is purported
that the manuscript of the prototypically Western work was found
by PDQ Bach by chance during a visit to San Antonio's Alamo, according
to Edwards. Supposedly, Davy Crockett had the manuscript sewn into
his shirt to serve as a bullet-proof vest. Of course, it is left
up to the listener to believe or disbelieve this story, Edwards
The cost of
the show will be $5 per person. To go along with the coffeehouse
atmosphere and theme, attire will be blue jeans.
For more information
and to reserve tickets, call Edwards at (228) 863-9879, e-mail her
at email@example.com, or
call the Southern MissGC Division of Arts and Sciences at (228)
PHOTOGRAPHER TO LEAD WORKSHOP, PRESENTATION MARCH 10
-- Award-winning wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will lead
two photographic events at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory on
Wednesday, March 10.
He will present
a nature photography workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and then
a talk and slide show called "Wildlife Images 2003" at
7 p.m., both at The University of Southern Mississippi GCRL.
the evening event is free and will be held in the Caylor Auditorium
at GCRL. The veteran photographer will feature photos from his 2003
photographic safaris abroad and in North America. He will answer
questions and sign his books during the reception following his
fee for the all-day workshop is $50 per person, payable to GCRL.
Registration includes a continental breakfast, light lunch and snacks.
Participation is limited to 20. Though the workshop is geared toward
beginners, Ulrich tailors the experience to meet needs for all degrees
will definitely benefit from the workshop, but I always help the
more advanced get something out of it also," Ulrich said. "I
lead many photo trips and always find a wide range of levels."
participants do not need to bring their photographic equipment unless
they need an explanation about some aspect of their equipment.
a brief review of the principles of photography, relationships between
shutter and aperture settings, fundamental elements of composition,
use and timing of fill-in flash, digital versus film photography,
techniques of close-up photography, and a brief discussion of slide
etiquette, the photography business and marketing.
up in South Chicago, graduated with a degree in biology from Southern
Illinois University and taught for four years before launching his
career as a freelance photographer. He has supported himself with
nature photography for the past 29 years.
of more than 300,000 transparencies includes birds and mammals from
all over the world. His photographs have been featured in publications
such as National Wildlife, Audubon, National Geographic, Montana
Outdoors and Life.
He has published
six nature books, including Mammals of the Rockies, Birds of the
Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame and his 2002 release, Photo
Pantanal. Dr. William E. Hawkins, GCRL executive director, said
Ulrich brings the scientific and artistic worlds together.
his living photographing wildlife all over the world," Hawkins
sad. "He is an outstanding observer and a biologist. His approach
to photography is to capture his subjects exhibiting their natural
The GCRL is
home to the university's Department of Coastal Sciences, the Center
for Fisheries Research and Development, and the Gulf Coast Geospatial
Center. The J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium is also
a unit of the laboratory. The GCRL is part of the Southern Miss
College of Science and Technology. For more information, call the
laboratory at (228) 872-4200.