The U.S. Army Field Band Cantare of the Soldier’s Chorus will visit the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, Monday, March 11, to present a recital.

The event begins at 4 p.m. in the Antoinette Falbo Theatre and is free and open to the public.

The group includes Sgt. First Class Rose Ryon, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the WVU School of Music. Her professors at the University included Augusto Paglialunga, James Benner and Robert Thieme. She has served as a broadcast journalist with the 10th Mountain Division and as featured soloist with the 10th Mountain Division Band.

Other performers include Staff Sgt. Teresa Alzadon, Staff Sgt. Jeremy Cady, Sgt. First Class Samuel Chung, Sgt. First Class Mark Huesth and Staff Sgt. Darren Lael.

The program will include works by Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) and Kurt Weill (1900-1950).

The Soldiers’ Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band of the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.” The chorus has performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, India, Asia and throughout Europe, entertaining audiences of all ages.

For more information, see the U.S. Army Field Band website at or contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4359.



CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts

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