KCC’s “Singing in the Spring” Choral Concert
April 28 @ 3:00 pm
Performers from Kellogg Community College’s Choral Arts area will take the audience through a musical journey as they perform selections from various periods of musical history at “Singing in the Spring 2019.”
The first half of the concert features sacred and secular choral works by J. S. Bach (Alleluia), Brian Lewis (Exultate, Jubilate), David Childs (Set Me as a Seal upon Your Heart), Tomas Tallis (If Ye Love Me), Greg Gilpin (Why We Sing), Edward Elgar (As Torrents in Summer) and Elton John/Keith Christopher (The Circle of Life). In addition to the choral works, there will be solo performances by KCC organ music faculty, Prof. Katharine Cary
The second half of the concert will feature several masterwork compositions including G. F. Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Heavens are Telling and Schubert’s Deutsche Messe (German Mass), for mixed chorus, soloists and organ. Soloists will include KCC voice faculty members, soprano, Betty Picard and tenor, Dr. Mark Wells. In addition to faculty, KCC alumna mezzo-soprano, Jackie King and guest soloist, baritone Joel Snyder will also join the chorus.
KCC music faculty member, Nancy Brown will accompany the chorus and soloists on the church’s 1928 57 rank Dobson/Skinner organ and on its 7 ft. Mason and Hamlin grand piano.
Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, coordinator of KCC’s Music Program and director of the College’s choirs and vocal arts programming, said “The range and variety of music is vast and packed with quality. There is something to suite all tastes, you will not be disappointed.”
This year’s concert will serve as the official fundraising kickoff for KCC’s 2020 Canadian Concert Tour. Admission is a freewill donation. There will be a cookie reception immediately following the performance in the church Parlor.