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College-Community Chorus Starting Weekly Rehearsals

Group Seeking New Members

January 21, 2014

The College-Community Chorus performs at last April's Spring Concert.

The College-Community Chorus performs at last April's Spring Concert.

The Wilmington College-Community Chorus will start rehearsals Monday (Jan. 27) for the spring 2014 semester.

Weekly rehearsals are Mondays, from 7 to 9 p.m., in Room 208 of WC’s Boyd Cultural Arts Center. Also, the choral ensemble is seeking new members as it prepares for the annual Spring Concert.

The chorus will prepare a repertoire in tribute of Catherine Roma, as well as works centering on the themes of faith, hope and love, according to director Elizabeth Haskins, assistant professor of music. Longtime professor of music Roma is semi-retired this year.

Selections include two settings of “The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi” by John Rutter and Sebastian Temple; “How Can I Keep from Singing,” arranged by Gwynth Walker; “Walk a Mile,” arranged by Mark Hayes; “I’ll Make the Difference,” by Moses Hogan; “Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light,” by J. S. Bach; and “We Are” by Ysaye Barnwell.

The chorus will perform several of these works with the Wilmington College Chorale at the Spring Concert May 4, at 7:30 p.m., in Heiland Theatre, Boyd Cultural Center.

Singers of high school age and older with choral or solo experience are encouraged to participate in College-Community Chorus. Music and folders are provided. Small ensemble and solo opportunities are available by audition.

More information is available by contacting Haskins at (937) 382-6661 ext. 334 or liz_haskins@wilmington.edu.