College-Community Chorus to begin rehearsals


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Elizabeth Haskins introduces one of the College-Community Chorus’ numbers at the Winter Holiday Concert in December.

Elizabeth Haskins introduces one of the College-Community Chorus’ numbers at the Winter Holiday Concert in December.


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WILMINGTON — College-Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 2017 spring term Monday, Jan. 23 in preparation for Wilmington College’s annual Spring Concert in April.

The group will meet Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 208 of Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Singers of high school age and older, with choral or vocal solo experience, are encouraged to join College Community Chorus. Music and folders are provided.

This also marks Elizabeth Haskins’ final semester with the chorus after 32 years of conducting the “town-gown” ensemble featuring singers from both the College and community. The assistant professor of music is retiring from the College at the end of the semester after 39 years on the music faculty.

As such, in preparation for the April 30 concert, the chorus will perform a number of Haskins’ favorite choral repertoire, including the African American spirituals “Amen,” arranged by Jester Hairston, and “I Wanna Be Ready,” arranged by Rosephanye Powell.

Others include the traditional, American sacred song, “Down To The Water To Pray,” arranged by Pepper Choplin, “Earth Song” by Frank Ticheli, “To My Old Brown Earth” by Pete Seeger and arranged by Paul Halley, “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Howard Goodall and “How Beautiful” by Twyla Paris and arranged by Lloyd Larson.

Chorus members will have opportunities to perform solos and participate in small vocal ensembles.

More information is available by contacting Haskins at WC at 937-481-2334 or haskinea@wilmington.edu.

Elizabeth Haskins introduces one of the College-Community Chorus’ numbers at the Winter Holiday Concert in December.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/01/web1_HaskinsLiz-CCChorus16.jpgElizabeth Haskins introduces one of the College-Community Chorus’ numbers at the Winter Holiday Concert in December. Courtesy photo

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