Frequency celebrates 10 years April 23

The current members of frequency, Troy University's vocal jazz ensemble, pose in front of a barn. They will perform their spring concert Thursday, April 23.

The Troy University vocal jazz ensemble, Frequency, will present its spring performance on Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Long Hall 107 on the Troy Campus.

“This particular performance is very special, as it is a celebration of 10 years of frequency,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Director of Frequency. “It is hard to believe that 10 years have come and gone. When I started the group in 2009, I had hoped that it would take root and fill a niche. I never would have imagined, however, how vital this group has become in recruiting prospective students.”

The current group of Frequency vocalists will present a cross-section of styles that represent the eclectic world of contemporary vocal jazz.

“We have reprised a couple of tunes that were included on our 2011 ‘Fields of Gold’ CD along with an exciting piece from 2013 that will also feature members of POPulus on vocal percussion,” Orlofsky said. “Audience members who prefer our traditional ballads and jazz standards will not be disappointed and neither will those who prefer contemporary vocal jazz covers. I have tried to offer something for everyone.”

The concert is free and open to the public.

“There is something extraordinary about ensemble vocal jazz, and working with this group through the years has been a blast,” Orlofsky said. “I hope that we pack the house for this event—these vocalists deserve to be heard. And I guarantee that they will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step.”