KC Hosting Spring Choir Concert May 5

Kaskaskia College’s Music Department is hosting a Spring Choir Concert featuring the Percussion Ensemble on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and will be held in the Jane Knight Auditorium on the main KC campus.

The final choir concert of the season will feature the Kaskaskia College Concert Choir, KC Blues, and Community Chorale under the direction of Professor Lynda Marshall. The concert features multicultural music from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Special guests, the Kaskaskia College Percussion Ensemble, will perform under the direction of Professor Cliff Jourdan.

The concert will begin with Community Chorale performing “Tshotsholoza” featuring the tenors and basses with soloists Joshua Doty, Mason Kurtz, and Jacob Wacker. Community Chorale will perform “Tres Cantos Nativos dos Indios Krao,” a song based on melodies sung by the Kraó tribe- a group of Brazilian Indians who live in the Amazon forest of northwestern Brazil.

Sopranos and altos of the Community Chorale will sing “Malala,” a song written about Malala Yousafzai, the young ever Nobel Prize laureate. Community Chorale will also perform an engaging arrangement of the Traditional Korean folk song “Arirang,” a Romanian folk-dance tune, “Chindia,” and the Spanish (Andalusian) Folk Song “El Vito.”

Concert Choir will perform Stephen Hatfield’s “Dubula,” a vals Mexicano (Mexican Waltz), “Tipitin,” Armenian Lullaby “Ari im Sokhak,” contemporary work “Fire,” by Katerina Gimon, and a Goan carol in Hindi “Janeman.” Barb Roberts will collaborate with the choirs on piano with guest pianist Karley Heiple and guest percussionists, including Professor Cliff Jourdan and KC students.

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