Wayne State College

Chamber Choir Concert Inspires Optimism through Song

Published Thursday, March 31st, 2022

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. April 21 in Ley Theatre.

The Wayne State College Chamber Choir inspires optimism with songs of love, longing, and hope during a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Ley Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, go to www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program will be accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

Concert repertoire accentuates the choir’s vocal diversity through accompanied, a cappella, and solo performances. Selections include whimsical Renaissance era madrigal love songs and uplifting songs from theatrical productions. “96,000” from In the Heights is a clever rendition about winning a lottery jackpot. “30/90” from "tick, tick…BOOM!" captures the yearning to enjoy life. A jazz setting of “Over the Rainbow” from "The Wizard of Oz" conveys a message of eternal hopefulness.

Dr. Matthew Armstrong, associate professor of music, conducts the choir. Shelly Armstrong, staff accompanist, serves as collaborative pianist.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.