MACC Singers Fall Concert
The MACC Singers, under the direction of Professor Karen Werner, will present a Fall Concert on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Jorgenson Fine Arts Gallery. This intimate concert surrounded by the MACC art exhibition “Show-Me State: A Survey of Missouri Photography” will feature a wonderful array of choral compositions from various time periods.
The choir will begin the concert with an a cappella composition based on the Latin text of “Ubi Caritas” composed by Ola Gjeilo. They will follow with a Thomas Morley madrigal titled “Sing We and Chant It”. This delightful madrigal with many fa, la, la’s has been sung at many Renaissance Festivals around the United States.
Since the concert is before Veteran’s Day on Sunday, the men of the choir will be honoring all Veterans with the song “Tell My Father” from The Civil War: An American Musical. This arrangement by Andrea Ramsey is set for close male harmonies and reveals the pride of the soldier facing battle.
Jean Harvey of Salisbury, MO will be accompanying the choir on the beautiful Israeli folksong” Erev Shel Shoshanim” (Evening of Roses) and “Now Touch the Air Softly”. Based on a poem by William Jay Smith, this latter selection was composed by Missouri composer Susan LaBarr.
The choir will also honor Dr. Martin Luther King when they perform the U2 song arranged by Bob Chilcott simply titled “MLK”. On November 13, 1956, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the lower court opinion in Browder v. Gayle declaring Montgomery and Alabama bus segregation laws unconstitutional.
Always an audience favorite, the gospel influenced Moses Hogan song “I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til The Spirit Moves In My Heart” will be highlighted near the end of the concert. “Sing Me to Heaven” composed by Daniel E. Gawthrop based on the sincere text by Jane Griner will also move the audience.
The concert will feature two private voice students of MACC Voice Instructor, Jonean Ratliff. Shone-Austin Aguero and Laura Aguero, husband and wife, are both in their second year of voice studies.
Please join us for a harmonious night of choral music in the acoustically beautiful sounding Jorgenson Art Gallery. The concert is free and open to the public.