Choir Previews Winter Break Tour Concert
The Alma College Chorale, Women’s Glee Club and Choir sing music
from around the world and different time periods in two upcoming
The College’s Chorale and Women’s Glee Club showcase their talents in a free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17th in the Remick Heritage Center.
The ensembles will survey the sounds and styles of Asian music, Baroque Bach and American works. “The Jade Flute,” a colorful piece by Theron Kirk, past national president of the American Choral Directors Association, is the featured work on the afternoon program.
The Alma College Choir previews its 2008 Florida Tour concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21st in the Remick Heritage Center. Admission is free and open to the public. The performance boasts an eclectic mix of music of classical, folk, gospel and other origins.
A highlight of the Tour Concert is “Child of Light,” a collaborative work arranged by Choir Director Will Nichols based upon a poem written by Alma College English Professor William Palmer.
Also on the program are movements from Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor” and modern renditions of traditional gospel and folk songs, including an arrangement by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker of the spiritual “I Got Shoes,” Brad Holmes’s “Weeping Mary” and Alice Parker’s arrangement of the American folk song “Goin’ to Boston.”
Alma’s choir groups are conducted by Will Nichols. Faculty pianist Tony Patterson will join the groups for both concerts.
The Alma College Choir ventures to Florida during the last week of February for a performance tour of Presbyterian churches and to Italy during the 2008 spring term session.
Posted: Wed, February 13th, 2008 at 9:11AM