WMU News

Gold Company ready to shine at annual 'Miller Show'

Feb. 6, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company will take the stage at Miller Auditorium Saturday, Feb. 16, for two performances, beginning at 2 and 8 p.m.

Matinee tickets prices range from $8 to $15, and evening tickets range from $10-$18. Tickets can be purchased through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at 269 387-2300, toll-free 800 228-9858, or on the Web <www.millerauditorium.com>.

Gold Company will demonstrate their renowned repertoire, which includes every musical style from jazz standards to Broadway to the popular hits of today.

The 24th annual Gold Company 'Miller Show,' directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, includes a 100th anniversary tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers and a medley of favorite movie themes.

Zegree, professor of vocal jazz in the School of Music, has directed Gold Company since 1978. During that period, the ensemble has won nearly every award for which it is eligible and has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Gold Company has performed at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and the 1st Annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Festival. The group has appeared with guest artists Bobby McFerrin, Janis Siegel, Mark Murphy, Rosemary Clooney, Jon Hendricks, Don Shelton and Bonnie Herman. The talented ensemble has earned more than 20 "deebee" awards from Down Beat Magazine and has released two CDs, "Solid" and "While We're Young."

The Gold Company 'Miller Show' is sponsored by WQLR FM 106.5 and by WOTV TV-41.

Media contact: Krista Iles, 269 387-2298, krista.iles@wmich.edu

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