Scene from Manchester’s previous collaboration with Mikautadze Dance Theatre in February of 2014. / Photo by David Mikautadze, director of the dance company

MU choral ensembles present ‘Dance, Dance My Heart’

Three Manchester University choral groups are coming together for a spring concert designed to lift the heart.

"Dance, Dance My Heart" will feature three choral ensembles: A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers conducted by Debra Lynn, MU director of choral music; and Cantabile conducted by Scott Avery.

“The concert will include music from an array of styles and time periods – everything from madrigals to jazz,” Lynn said. “There should definitely be something for everyone!”

The performance is 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in Cordier Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mikautadze Dance Theatre from Fort Wayne will join the Chamber Singers to perform Four Motets by Aaron Copland.

“They are an innovative dance company whose modern style is based on techniques developed by legendary dancer-choreographer, Martha Graham,” Lynn said. “This will be our second collaboration with them.”

Cantabile will also have a guest flute, bass and drums in its portion of the program.

About the groups

  • A Cappella Choir is an ensemble that maintains 40 to 50 members and is open to all Manchester students, regardless of their major field of study. The choir tours each year after commencement ceremonies in the spring and has given performances at Carnegie Hall and the Vatican.
  • Cantabile is an auditioned women's chorus that performs music of all eras composed especially for treble voices.
  • Chamber Singers specializes in music of all styles that is composed especially for small groups. This ensemble is auditioned from within A Cappella Choir.

The Chamber Singers and Cantabile perform throughout the academic year at area high schools, residential communities and various civic functions.

April 21, 2015

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