MACC Singers Spring Concert
The MACC Singers will present "A Concert for Humanity" on Friday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the MACC Auditorium. This year's concert will feature music reflecting on the hopes and despairs a person feels throughout their lifetime from individual or worldly events.
The concert will open with the choir performing "Not One Sparrow Is Forgotten", a Shaker Hymn arranged by William Hawley for the Dale Warland Singers. The choir will then sing "The Gartan Mother's Lullaby" an Irish folk song arranged by Neil Ginsberg. The women will then sing the well-known Harold Arlen song "Over the Rainbow" as sung by the Celtic Women.
The men will perform "Soldier's Elegy" by Michael Dregler based on a poem from World War I and "Tell My Father" from the musical The Civil War. Other selections included in the concert will be an arrangement of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and a gospel arrangement of "Lean on Me" arranged by Adam Anders and Tim Davis. Soloists for Bohemian Rhapsody will be Cody Mordica and Chad Risenhoover and for "Lean on Me," Misha Pamperl and Joshua Smith will be featured soloists. Dakota McWhorter will perform the solo to the Moses Hogan spiritual "I'm Gonna Sing 'Til The Spirit Moves in My Heart."
Selected private voice students and the Choir music will perform selections from "Les Miserable." Misha Pamperl will begin with "Castle On A Cloud," Allyson Skouby will perform "I Dreamed A Dream," Melanie Richards solos with "On My Own," and "Empty Chairs and Empty Tables" will be sung by Joshua Warren. The full choir will conclude the Boublil and Schonberg musical selections with "Do You Hear The People Sing?"
The choir will conclude the concert with a well-known choral composition by Frank Ticheli titled "Earth Song."
Karen Werner, Associate Professor of Music, directs the MACC Singers and Ms. Jean Harvey will provide the piano accompaniment. Tickets for the concert are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students with all MACC faculty, staff, and students free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds from the concert go to the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which provides music education for students that may not receive the opportunity to be involved in musical activities without outside resources.
Karen Werner directs the MACC Singers through their rehearsal in preparation for their upcoming concert.