Concert Choir to serenade with old and new tunes

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 Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

Illustration by Alexandra Nelipa

‘Choral of Colors’ features students and community members.

By Te Keyshia Johnson

The music department will assemble its final concert choir, “Choral of Colors,” from 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 27 in the auditorium of McAllister Fine Arts Center. The theme of the free concert is colors, and the music selection incorporates music from many time periods and styles.

“Everything from Renaissance music to ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ will be played at the concert,” said Cindy Sanchez, adviser for voice education and performance majors.

Since the beginning of the semester, music and voice majors have been practicing for the concert, which is a grade requirement, Sanchez said.

She said the concert is an open-enrollment ensemble.

“Not only are the students from the music department singing, but community members are able to participate in the concert as well,” Sanchez said.

Several music and voice majors also auditioned for The Chamber Singers, and a total of 16 singers will perform in the select group.

They will be singing songs from “The Colors of My Life” by Cy Coleman to “That Old Black Magic” by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen.

Sanchez said several soloists are singing in the concert.

“This concert is the cumulative effort of people who are more than the sum of their parts,” Sanchez said. “Together they enable each other to achieve more than they are capable of individually. The effort is exponential.”


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