The McDaniel College Department of Music will present “Make Them Hear You,” the McDaniel College Choir’s spring concert, Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in (Big) Baker Memorial Chapel.
Under the direction of music department chair Margaret Boudreaux, this year’s theme is "Make Them Hear You," named after the piece from the musical "Ragtime," which the Choir will sing at the end of the concert (as well as at this spring’s graduation ceremony). “All other repertoire is centered around the difference one or more voices can make in each generation,” says Boudreaux. “We'll open with a fairly well know South African Song, ‘Siyahamba,’ as an homage to recently departed Nelson Mandela.” Other pieces include Moses Hogan's setting of "This Little Light of Mine," Boudreaux's setting of the ending of Tennyson's "Ulyssies (Come My Friends)," and the premiere of a new work based on various things said after the Boston Marathon Bombing last year, including part of President Obama's speech invoking the words "You Will Run Again." Some works are more metaphorical as is the setting of Poe's poem, “Evening Star,” and the Lennon/McCartney favorite, “Blackbird.” Numerous solos will be featured throughout the evening and the College’s Madrigal Singers will also be featured on several selections.
This year’s College Choir consists of Clarissa Balint*, Daniel Beane, Najee Banks, Kenny Baquol, Olivia Belitsos, Jennifer Brown, Matthew Butt*, Jimmy Calderon, Delaney Cole, Katherine Davis, Shannon Doyle, Matthew Gee, Josh Harding*, Jessica Hare*, Kent Hu, Devin Isaac-Jackson, Camille Jeannerot, Arielle Jochum, Caitlin Kazimir, Ben Kohn*, Kara Kurzawa, Victoria Mansfield, Antoinette Martin, Sakena Martin*, Foster McDaniel*, Meagan McLaughlin, Erin Morris*, Adrienne Nichols, Wesley Nooter, Masha Paul, Katie Robinson, Lillian Rosenquist, Anna Ross, Mehar Segal, Alex Seiler, Rachel Sentz, Morgan Stanback, Brianna Towler, Brandi Weyers, David Whalen, and Samantha Yates (* - denotes Madrigal Singers).
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
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