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ACC groups to present concert

April 25, 2012
The Alpena News

The Alpena Community College Collegiate Singers and the ACC Chamber Ensemble will present their spring concert together on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Granum Theatre. The public is welcome and admission is free.

Charlene Matthews, director of the Collegiate Singers, will conduct a program that includes two songs in Italian (and English): George Frederic Handel's "LeVie" from his larger work "Alcina," accompanied by flutist Rose Burke, and "The Prayer" by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster, a song popularized by Andrea Boccelli and arranged by Teena Chinn.

The Collegiate Singers will also perform "Make a Joyful Noise," a Swahili-style song by Kirby Shaw, and a beautiful song, "Angel in Eternal Flight," by Chris Boyer and Valerie Webdell.

The male singers - Jeffery Kuznicki Jr., John Schubert, Andrew Schultz and Jere Standen - will sing "The Mansions of the Lord" by Nick Glennie and Randall Wallace, and the women will perform "Hope" by Pauline Buttner and Harry Powell, as arranged by J.S. Zamecnik.

The women in the group include Sue Ellen Jones, Evelyn Lounsberry, Lanette Roberts, Elaine Thompson and Karen Thompson, as well as accompanist Susan Armstrong.

The Chamber Ensemble, conducted by MaryAnn Hubbard, will perform a varied program that includes "Three Little Maids from School Are We" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," arranged by Bill Holcombe Jr., and the overture from W. A. Mozart's opera, "Cosi fan Tutte."

The Chamber Ensemble also will present "Brazilian Dance - Sorocaba" by Darius Milhaud and the "First Suite in E Flat" by Gustav Holst. The latter three pieces are all transcribed by David Bussick. The Chamber Ensemble will end their program with the lively march from Prokofiev's opera, "The Love of Three Oranges," as arranged by Schmidt.

Performers in the Chamber Ensemble include flutists Rose Burke, Abbie Ferris, Lois Marshall and Linda Suneson; Jean Martin and Angela Valentine on clarinet; Virginia Hulsey and Jaimee Reynolds on French horn; trombonist John Schubert; Charlene Matthews on tuba; string players Elizabeth Mikkelson and Karen Thompson on violin, and cellist Sally Vince.

A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.



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