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Echoing Scare is a Halloween-themed staged production by Echoing Air assisted by students from the University of Indianapolis, Marian University, Butler University, and the Historical Performance Institute of the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University. Music consists of Baroque opera scenes including the Act 2 of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (the witches' scene) along with Baroque chamber music and contemporary compositions by Steven Rickards and others.
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In Memoriam Paul Greatbatch, a great administrator, a great actor, a great Master of Ceremonies, and a great friend!
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John Gardner's "Come Away Death": countertenor Nathan Medley with harpsichordist Tom Gerber and cellist Ruth Marshall.
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Countertenor Steven Rickards sings John Gardner's "When Icicles Hang by the Wall" with harpsichordist Tom Gerber and cellist Ruth Marshall.
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Telemann's "Gypsy" Trio Sonata played by Jeffrey Collier, recorder, David Rugger, violin, Tom Gerber, harpsichord, and cellist Ruth Marshall.
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Purcell's "Bess of Bedlam" sung by guest artist Mitzi Westra, University of Indianapolis.
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Countertenor Steven Rickards sings Purcell's "I'll Sail Upon a Dog Star".
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Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" with Chelsea Gurtowsky as the Sorceress.
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Echoing Scare chorus sings "In Our Deep Vaulted Cell" from Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas".
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"Dance of the Furies" from Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas".
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Purcell's "In Guilty Night" (Saul and the witch of Endor) featured Nathan Medley, David Rugger, and Mitzi Westra.
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Purcell's "Cat Catch".
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Telemann's Trio Sonata in C, featuring movements dedicated to infamous women, performed by recorder players Keith Collins and Jeffrey Collier with Tom Gerber and Christine Kyprianides on continuo.
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University of Indianapolis student Ivy Bott sings the role of Professor Wytche in Steven Rickards's "The Way to Catch a Warlock".
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After all, the "Witches' and the Warlocks' Ball" is just around the corner.
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Shannon Christie sings Steven Rickards's sad tale of "Wilda the White Witch".
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Steven Rickards's "Happy Jack o'Lanterns" are more than mere pumpkins! (All the other gourds are jealous!)
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Rossini's "Duet for Two Cats" sung by Nathan Medley and Shannon Christie. He finally wins her over with a "gift".
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"The Witches" sung by been-there-done-that eye-witnesses Gretyl, Dorothy, and Snow.
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Echoing Air chrous presents "The Wizard".
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"The Wobblin' Goblin" (with the broken broom).
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Betty Roe's "Loved and Lost Ones" honors the Day of the Dead.