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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 telegrams.

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.

The performers:    

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.

Tenor 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.

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