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Choir Prepares for Performance at The National Cathedral

February 10, 2014

Concert highlights include arrangements of American folk hymns, Scottish folk songs, “The Circle of Life” from “The Lion King,” Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning.”

The Alma College Choir previews songs it will perform on its upcoming winter break tour to the East Coast, which includes a concert at The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

The choir, directed by Will Nichols and accompanied by pianist Tony Patterson, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.

The choir’s East Coast tour includes a 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and culminates with a 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 performance at The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

The tour program includes arrangements of the familiar American folk hymns “Down to the River to Pray” and “Amazing Grace” along with the African-American Spiritual “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.”

Other highlights include “The Circle of Life” from “The Lion King,” the familiar bagpipe tune “Highland Cathedral,” Dolly Parton’s “Light of a Clear Blue Morning,” and pair of Scottish folk tunes.

In addition to its East Coast tour in February, the Alma College Choir will spend two weeks singing and traveling in Scotland during Spring Term in May.

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