'King David' Comes to Life in Choral Concert
The life of “King David” will come to life in an upcoming musical performance by the Alma College Chorale and Women’s Glee Club.
The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 in the Remick Heritage Center at Alma College. Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required. Call (989) 463-7304 for seating information.
The Chorale, which includes 68 singers, and the 30-member Glee Club will present the performance under the direction of Will Nichols, professor of music and director of choirs. A 14-member orchestra will accompany the singers.
Alma College choir members
“King David” was written by 20th century Swiss composer Arthur Honegger.
"The story begins with the anointing of David as king by the prophet Samuel after his defeat of the giant Philistine, Goliath,” says Nichols. "The audience watches as David journeys as Israel's king to the play's conclusion when his son Solomon inherits the throne.
"Because this performance is a semi-staged play, it is very different from past concerts," says Nichols. “This unique performance is sure to be fun and family friendly.”
The parts for the prophet Samuel, King Saul, the witch of Endor, soldiers, shepherds and handmaidens are filled by choir members. Music Professor Scott Messing will narrate the story on stage.
Heritage Center events coordinator Michael Sheldon is constructing a Goliath for the concert, with Tina Vivian creating costumes for the parts.
Posted: Mon, February 15th, 2010 at 8:32AM