Choir Performs Halloween Concert in Costume
Costumes are encouraged when the 170-member Alma College Choir
performs a special Halloween concert from 11 p.m. until the witching
hour in the Dunning Memorial Chapel.
Admission is free and open to the public.
“We’ve done 10 to 12 Halloween concerts over the years,” says Will Nichols, who is in his 26th year as choir director at Alma College. “There is no good reason to do a Halloween concert except to have fun and to revel in the day.
“We perform in the Chapel because it’s closest to the campus dorms for our students; plus, the Chapel historically is a sanctuary to protect ourselves from any evil spirits that may be out on Halloween night,” he says.
The concert is an opportunity for the full choir to perform as well as for students to sing solos, duets and in other small groups.
“The students come up with the music,” says Nichols. “Some might mention Halloween, ghosts and goblins, but it’s not necessary.
“The cool part is the costumes,” he adds. “The students have to wear costumes, and we have had some fabulous costumes in past years.”
While costumes are required for the choir members, they are optional, though encouraged, for the audience.
Posted: Wed, October 22nd, 2008 at 11:34AM