Spring songbirds are back in the lake country, and so are the sounds of voices and instruments.
Dozens of them can be heard April 20 in the Central Lakes College Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Admission is $2.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the Crosby-Ironton High School music program, which CLC music directors and students wish to support in hopes it can be spared the budget ax.
The concert will feature the Concert Choir, the Chamber Sings show choir and the CLC Jazz Band. Directors are Michelle Sakry-Winkelman (vocal) and Steve Anderson (instrumental).
Matt Rom of Aitkin and Christine Alt of Pillager are two of the CLC Chamber Singers show choir performers to perform in the April 20 concert in Brainerd dedicated to the Crosby-Ironton School District music program.
The Concert Choir will perform the following:
"A Parting Blessing," by Jerome Williams; the spiritual "That's What the Devil Said," by Jay Altouse; "You'll Never Walk Alone" (from the musical "Carousel"), by Rodgers and Hammerstein; "Pavane For Spring" (for women's chorus), by Eugene Butler; and "Annabel Lee" (for men's ensemble), by Edna Lewis.
Who: Central Lakes College students
What: Central Lakes College Spring Concert
Where: Chalberg Theatre, Brainerd campus of CLC
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20
The choir includes sopranos Charity Starkka, Dawn Chouinard, Heather Vaughn, Jennifer Evans, Jamie Moore, Kristin Skoog, Jasmine Winkelman, Betty Puchalla, Jennifer Shouse and Diana Jenkins; altos Paula Thieschafer, Marcia Villela, Amand Barnett, Tony Bock, Jessica Benson and Laetitia McMahon; tenors Nic Hanson, Taylor Hays, Bill Bowen and Tom Vasecka; and basses Greg Amundson, Jordan Miller and Matt Rom.
Choir pianist is Becky Nelson. Vocal soloist is Jordan Miller. Percussionist is Matt Rom.
The Chamber Singers will perform a "Millennium Medley" featuring hit songs from the '40s through the '90s arranged by Sakry-Winkelman. Choreographer is Lindsey Koop. Rehearsal pianist is Sara Cohoes. Ensemble pianist is Sakry-Winkelman. Soloist is Nic Hanson.
The featured songs are ('40s) "It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing," ('50s) "Locomotion," ('60s) "California Dreamin'," ('70s) "YMCA," ('80s) "We Built This City," and ('90s) "End of the Road."
The show choir includes sopranos Starkka, Stephanie Kron, Trista Moede, Shanna Nelson and Christine Alt; altos Katie Kemp, Benson, Lisa Stumpf and Shouse; tenors Tim Steffens, Vasecka, Harry Norman and Hanson; and basses Miller, Bowen, Amundson and Rom.
The men's ensemble includes Jared Kramer, Tim Dobbelmann, Dana Maendel and Levi Brennan. They will sing Nathan Brennan's "Twenty-Three."
The concert also will feature students in the voice training class at CLC, who will sing Pachelbel's "Cannon of Praise." The students are Rom, Stumpf, Benson, Nelson, Kate Andrews, Anna Goldenstein, Cammy and Courtney Vincent, Mary Zortman, Brianna Beckworth, Brennan, Jared Kramer, Dobbelmann and Maendel.
The CLC Jazz Ensemble will perform "Percolator" by Sean Wagoner, "Island Breeze" by Jim Swearingen, "Sandunga" by Arturo Sanduval, "Li'l Darlin" by Neal Hefti and "Feelin' All Right" by Dave Mason.
The band members are Amanda Barnette* on alto saxophone, Harry Norman on tenor saxophone, Nick Statz, Anna Norman*, Brianna Fink* and Amber Hunt on trumpet, Steve Anderson* on trombone, Anna Harting* on piano, Nic Hanson* on guitar, Sue Anderson on bass, and Matt Rom and Steve Renn on drums.
(* Denotes member of the Minnesota Fine Arts Festival All-Star Jazz Band.)
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