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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. Lynn.

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