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New Mexico State University Choirs to present pop and patriotic tunes

The New Mexico State University Choirs, under the direction of Jerry Ann Alt, will kick off their 2001-2002 season with the fourth annual "Let Us Entertain You" Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Music Center Recital Hall.

Isaac Quiroga, Matthew Pedregon and Juliet Trail, members of the university choirs. (NMSU photo by Meghann Dallin)

The concert's theme is "Pop, Pap and Patriotism." Members of the university's three choirs will entertain with fun and frivolous music along with well-known, stirring patriotic tunes.

The frivolous part of the program will feature dancers and singers. Highlights will include Peggy Lee's "Spinning Wheel," sung by a mixed quartet, "Let it Rip," popularized by the Dixie Chicks, sung by a women's trio, and "Poison Ivy," sung by Daniel Estorga.

In light of national events in September, the second half of the show will be a celebration of the nation, highlighting soloists and choirs. They will sing patriotic tunes such as "The Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

Tickets for reserved seating are $8, $10 and $12. For information and reservations, or to purchase season tickets for the series of four choral concerts, call (505) 646-1993.