Published Thursday, March 30th, 2023
Performance is at 7:30 p.m. in Ley Theatre.
Music mirrors “Endless Light” at An Evening of Choirs concert Monday, April 17, at Wayne State College. The 7:30 p.m. performance in Ley Theatre is free and open to the public. It 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.
Dr. Matthew Armstrong conducts the concert with Shelly Armstrong as collaborative pianist. The concert includes performances by the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Lyrica, and Fortis.
The Chamber Choir articulates deep gratitude for music with “Sing Me to Heaven” by Daniel Gawthrop. The Concert Choir juxtaposes requiem movements by composers Victoria, Beethoven, Mozart, and Dvorak with a spirited George Gershwin medley. Lyrica presents a setting of Psalm 113 by Patti Drennan and Audrey Snyder’s inspirational folk song “Pretty Saro.”
Fortis extols love for singing with “When I Have Sung My Songs to You” arranged by Timothy Seelig, followed by an a cappella version of “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys. The concert concludes with a Fortis/Lyrica barbershop-style collaboration of “No Other Love,” based on Frédéric Chopin’s “Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3.”
For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.