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This Week in Photos: Musical Interludes

May 6, 2021

Yvonne Gay

A group of people wearing choir robes stand in a field.
The Oberlin Gospel Ensemble gives a performance in Tappan Square.
Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko

A group of students wearing crimson choir robes standing among tall wild blades of grass serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.


A performance by the Oberlin Gospel Ensemble was seen by members of the Oberlin community and heard throughout Tappan Square on a warm Sunday afternoon. The outdoor concert, conducted by Associate Professor of Jazz Voice La Tanya Hall, was one of several instrumental and voice performances that took place on campus since the start of May. 

In this week’s photo series we attend performances by student jazz ensembles, the Oberlin College Choir, the Oberlin Trombone Choir, Collegium Musicum, the Oberlin Chamber Singers, and end with a stop at Folk Fest 2021.

A male playing drums on a stage outside.
Students from the Oberlin Jazz Studies Department perform at the Clark Bandstand in Tappan Square. Photo credit: Jonathan Clark ’25
A group of students standing under a breezeway.
The Oberlin College Choir performs on the patio of the Mudd Center under the direction of Associate Professor of Conducting Gregory Ristow '01. Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A man playing a trombone outside.
The Oberlin Trombone Choir gives a sunset performance in Tappan Square under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone John Gruber. Photo credit: Mike Crupi
A group of female singers hold songbooks and sing next to an upright piano.
A program of music by Palestrina, John Sheppard, and Thomas Tallis performed by the Oberlin Collegium Musicum under the direction of Steven Plank, professor of musicology. Photo credit: Yevhen Gulenko
A small choir performs under an outdoor gazebo.
A performance by the Oberlin Chamber Singers with Associate Professor of Conducting Gregory Ristow '01 conducting. Photo credit: Dale Preston '83
Two student hit a large drum
An all-day Folk Fest in Wilder Bowl featured performances by student groups and live streamed concerts by William Tyler and Haley Heynderickx. Photo credit: Dale Preston '83


This Week in Photos is a selection of images and is not meant to represent a weekly timeline. Images highlight campus, community, people, and events related to Oberlin College.

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