Westminster singers offer concerts

Staff report

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.

Westminster College’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a concert at 3 p.m. April 27 in Wallace Memorial Chapel.

The Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus will present a combined concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, also at the chapel.

Both concerts are under the direction of Robin Lind, associate professor and director of choral activities.

This is Lind’s final concert at the college. She will retire at the end of the spring semester after 14 years.

The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present “An Afternoon of Choral Favorites.”

Selections will include “All My Trials” arranged by Norman Luboff, featuring student soloist Abigail Miles; and “Laughing Song” from poet William Blake, featuring students Jennifer Peet on flute, Zachary Dernar on tambourine and Benjamin Grove on piano.

The program also includes “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” arranged by Allen Koepke, featuring students Kathleen Bachtel, Melissa Bischak, Lauren Thayer, Elise Heater, Annette McHaddon and Rachel Read.

The Women’s and Men’s Choruses will present “The World of Our Dreams.”

Selections will include a song with the same title, featuring student Joseph Barber on the oboe and faculty member Edgar Groves conducting.

Groves also will guest conduct “The Water is Wide,” “Love is Enough,” “Awakening” and “I Bought Me a Cat.”

The program also will include Kenyan folk song “Wana Baraka,” accompanied by student Zachary Dernar on jembe.

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