Manchester’s choirs combine
for An Autumn Celebration!
Three Manchester College choirs will present An Autumn Celebration! on
Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4 in Wine Recital Hall.
The all-women Cantabile, the Chamber Singers and the A Cappella Choir
will perform separate programs and then unite for a finale from the
musical Man of La Mancha. Alan Chambers will conduct the smaller
choirs; Debra Lynn will conduct the A Cappella Choir.
Tickets are $5 at the door for the 7:30 performances.
Concert-goers are invited to a “Confectionary Prelude” – a dessert sale
and service auction to benefit the A Cappella Choir’s residency and
performance in May 2007 in Carnegie Hall in New York City. The event
begins at 6 p.m. in Link Gallery, adjacent to the recital hall. Services
up for bids range from babysitting to housekeeping and singing
Among Cantabile music for the evening: Sing Praises (Psalm 47) by
Bob Jones, the southern mountain song He’s Gone Away arranged by
Edward Jurey with a solo by Sarah Hall, and I Will be There to See
by Amy Bernon. Michael Good will accompany on piano.
Some of the music of the Chamber Singers: Il est bel st bon by
Pierre Passereau, the English folk song All Through the Night
arranged by Norman Luboff, and Put on a Happy Face by Lee Adams
and Charles Strouse. Dylan Ratliff (bass) and Toby Tobias (drums) will
join Put on a Happy Face; Lynn will join the folk song on flute.
The A Cappella Choir will perform music by Mozart, Verdi and Brahms as
well as the southern hymn My Shepherd will supply my need
arranged by Virgil Thomson, the spiritual Give Me Jesus arranged
by Larry Flemming, and the Scottish folksong I’ll ay call in by yon
town arranged by Mack Wilberg.
Soprano – Nicole Anderson, Leslie Butterbaugh,
Lacrisha Clinton, Laura Dell, Jackie Dobbert, Jena
Eichenlaub, Amanda Foust, Sarah Hall, Anna Harvey, Rachael Heath,
Casey Lambert, Audrey Lucker, Katie McCann, Danielle
Moeller, Rebecca Oren, Olesya Savinkova and Riyanka Subrahmanyam.
Zach Blatz, Robbie Bucher, Jeff Combs, Chris DeWitt, Kacie Gauby, Brent
Hershberger, Aaron Hostetler, Nicholas Kenny, Andrew Leavens,
Charles Lovett and Joel Waggy.
Alto – Lauren Ackerman, Katherine Allen, Tiffany
Berkebile, Ayana Brown, Katie Crosby, Melissa Faudree, Caitlin Haynes,
Becca Kane, Katrina Kardys, Emma Lowman, Elizabeth
Miller, Cori Miner, Julie Thompson, Elyssa Vanderbilt and Megan Walters.
Bass – Shawn Baker, Anthony Balagadde, Jim
Chinworth, Josh Faudree, Andrew Haff, Ben Harvey, David Moan, Michael
Spaulding, Andrew Suhre and Jacob Wenger.