The McDaniel College Choir will present “Songs of Peace,” its winter concert, on Sunday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place in (Big) Baker Memorial Chapel.
The choir is under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, with David Kreider serving as accompanist. In addition to music from diverse locales and historical eras, the concert will feature several familiar carols during which audience participation is encouraged.
Of this year’s concert, Boudreaux says, “This concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. One set of pieces in particular recognizes the sacrifice of those who served in that war, and the intense desire for peace that followed. These pieces include a setting of the poem, ‘In Flanders Fields,’ a work by our own Garth Baxter, ‘The Battle,’ based on poetry by Thomas Hardy, a setting of ‘Bring Him Home’ from ‘Les Miserables,’ featuring several students as soloists, and a setting of the Hebrew prayer, ‘Oseh Shalom.’ Other works focus on community building, here and the world around. And part of that community building is, of course, our traditional sing-a-longs that will happen throughout the evening with the audience.”
Other highlights of the concert include, “Villagers All,” by Dwight Bigler (text by Kenneth Graham from “The Wind in the Willows”), “The Seal Lullabye,” by Eric Whitacre (text by Rudyard Kipling), Toto’s pop hit “Africa,” by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro, “Music Down in My Soul,” a traditional African-American Spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan, “Hine ma Tov” (Psalm 133), by Allan E. Naplan, and “El Cielo Canta Alegria,” by Pablo Sosa. The College’s Madrigal singers will also be featured on several selections.
McDaniel students performing include Lauren Bass, Ethan Brown, Colleen Clark, Nick Cloutier, Jake Fine, Calea Gelnett, Danny Grimes, Bryant Gutlenecht, Becca Halaney, Elizabeth Hobbs, Kate Jacob, Rhema Jones, LJ Kindall, William McCarthy, Waide McComas, Liz Mince, Michael Osei, Julie Person, Julia Reznikov, Megan Robinson, Julia Roman, Sam Trapp, Arlo Vega, Jen Willard, and Jewoine Wilson.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
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