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Find a variety of music

at Manchester this week

Manchester College offers a wide variety of musical entertainment this week – with separate concerts by its Symphonic Band and choirs, and an “in-residence” performance and workshop by singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer.

“Impact” is the title of the Symphonic Band concert, under the direction of Scott Humphries. The Cordier Auditorium curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Tickets are $3; reservations are not necessary.

Anchoring the band program is Impact by Sean O’Laughlin. Among other compositions on the program are Yosemite Autumn by Mark Camphouse, Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Ceremony for Winds by John Cacavas and Praeludium by J. Scott McKenzie.

Junior music major Nicole Anderson of Frewsburg, N.Y., will conduct the band in Trauersinfonie by Richard Wagner (arr. Erik Leidzen) and Apollo: Myth and Legend by Rob Romeyn.

“Printemps” is the name of the spring choral concert featuring the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers and Cantabile that begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in Cordier Auditorium. Tickets are $3 at the door; reservations are not necessary.

The A Cappella Choir is freshly returned from a concert tour of Austria, where the ensemble, joined by alumni choir members, performed its program in German and visited the homes of famous composers. Debra Lynn, chair of the Music Department, is conductor, with senior music major David Moan of Goshen as assistant conductor.

The varied program of the Chamber Singers includes “Six Chansons” by Paul Hindemith as well as Skylark by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. Cantabile music includes Yet Will I Rejoice by Hank Beebe and Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Harry Brooks (arr. Larry Shackley).

The considerable program of the A Cappella Choir includes Ave Maria by Franz Liszt, Rain Come Down by Shawn Kirchner, Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and several other compositions.

Carrie Newcomer comes to campus with a full schedule of workshops and class lectures that culminate in a 7:30 p.m. concert on Thursday, April 2. Donations of $5 to $10 at the door will benefit the Gladys Muir Chair in Peace Studies at Manchester College. Reservations are not necessary for the concert, in the upper College Union.

The public also is invited to a free creative writing workshop with Newcomer at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Lahman Room of the College Union. For more about the concert and the performer, visit

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