Chorale, Conservatory Singers Join For CMU Concert

The Chorale and the Conservatory Singers will join to present a vocal choir Sunday, March 5, at 5 p.m. in Linn Memorial Church on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University.

The Conservatory Singers choir is preparing a set of songs collectively called “To Be Free,” which will encompass historical music from Verdi through modern composers. Chorale will perform a set of songs built around an Easter theme followed by a variety of other songs and finishing with the late Jack Halloran piece “Witness.”

The concert is free and open to all. Regular CMU concert-goers might note the timing is an hour later than usual.

The Conservatory Singers will perform “Freedom Song” by Robert Kyr. Soloists include Crystal Kimmi (freshman music education major from Stockton), Malik Hughes (sophomore music major from St. Joseph), Cayla Carr (sophomore music education major), Myriah Araiza (sophomore theatre arts major from Columbia), Emily Day (senior music education major from Wellsville), Clarice Fels (sophomore environmental science major from Springfield),

Hayley Carroll (senior early childhood education major from Clarence), Quiz Falls (freshman music education major from Marshall), Ben Kixmiller (freshman theatre arts major from Prairie Home), Taylor Perry (freshman music education major from Centralia), Parker Johnson (senior computer science major from Richmond), and Curtis Lierheimer (junior music education major from Mexico).

In addition, the singers will include “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from Nabucco by Verdi; “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla and arranged by Oscar Escalada; “Bring Me Little Water, Silvey” by Huddie W. Ledbetter (Lead Belly) and arranged by Greg Gilpin with percussion accompanists Bryan Berliner (freshman music education major from Hermann), Fiodor Galchenko (junior computer science major from Green Ridge), Lana Galchenko (freshman music major from Green Ridge), Thomas Gilson (senior communications major from Fayette), and Samantha Shively (junior music education major from Hunnewell); and “Freedom Train” by Rollo Wilworth.

The Chorale will perform “Rejoice” by Jeffery Ames; “Every Valley” by John Ness Beck; “God So Loved the World” by John Stainer; “Christus Factus Est” by Anton Bruckner; “Alleluia” by Paul Bassier with French horn by Susan Bishop (senior music education major from Fayette); “The Gift I’ll Leave You” by Kim Arnesen; “Ban, Ban Caliban” by Dan Forrwar; “Loch Lomond” by Ralph Vaughn Williams; and “Witness” by Jack Halloran.

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