A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers unite
for spring concert
Featuring Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, the A Cappella Choir and
Chamber Singers of Manchester College will present “A Spring Concert” in
two performances, March 31 and April 1. Dr. Debra J. Lynn will direct.
The music begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights, in Wine Recital Hall.
Admission is $5, reserved seating is available by calling 260-982-5296.
Choruses from the Messiah by Handel, Ave Maria by Bruckner
and Biebl, and music by Rutter and Verdi also are on the program. In
addition, the A Cappella Choir will perform original music by Director
Lynn – Dr. Seuss’s ABC and Thomas: after seeing the wounds,
with an oboe solo by Nyssa Gore.
Joining the concert are organist Marilyn Sexton Mason and pianist Dr.
Deborah DeWitt. The performance includes Messiah solos by
mezzo-soprano Allison Hoover and soprano Audrey Wiedman Lucker, and
Rejoice in the Lamb solos by mezzo-sopranos Myra Martin-Adkins and
Allison Hoover, tenor Jeffery Combs and baritone Andrew Haff.
The Manchester College choirs also will perform Sunday, April 2 at
Bethany Church of the Brethren, east of New Paris in northern Indiana.
The 6:30 p.m. Lenten services concert is sponsored by Bethany and six
other area congregations of the Church of the Brethren: Nappanee, Rock
Run, Turkey Creek, Maple Grove, New Paris and Union Center. The Bethany
church is three miles south and a mile east of New Paris, on U.S. 6.
Manchester is a Church of the Brethren college.
The A Cappella Choir, which has performed in the Vatican and cathedrals
of Italy, returns to Carnegie Hall in spring 2007, also directed by Dr.