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"Longing for Spring" Concert in Ashland, Wisconsin

Location: Wisconsin, USA
      The Northland College and Community Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Russell Thorngate and Ms. Donalee Brevak, will present "Longing for Spring," a concert of choral music on Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PM in the Alvord Theatre, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin. The concert is free and open to the public. Groups featured will be the Northland Singers, the Northland College Chamber Choir, the Lumberjack Chorus, and the Accidentals Women's Chorus. There will be music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Eric Whitacre, Kirby Shaw, Jean Sibelius, Paul Simon, Johann Pachelbel, John Lennon, and others. Also on the program will be the world premiere of "Sing Spring," a collaboration between local poet Alice Eliis and composer Russell Thorngate. It is the third of four songs commissioned by the Northland Song Project.
 
Program:
Accidentals Women’s Chorus
 
Canon of Praise - Johann Pachelbel, arr.Hal Hopson
You Are The New Day, David, arr. Lawson and Knight
Great Gettin' Up  Mornin' - African American Spiritual, arr. Mary Goetze
 
Donalee Brevak, Director
Linda Calhan, Accompanist
 
Lumberjack Chorus
 
Finlandia – Jean Sibelius
Zion’s Walls – Aaron Copland
Didn’t Old Pharaoh Get Lost – African American Spiritual, arr. Cortez Reece
Two Doo-Wop Classics
                I Wonder Why – arr. Roger Emerson
                Silhouettes – arr. Ed Lojeski
 
Russell Thorngate, Director
Myra Bliss, Accompanist
 
Northland College Chamber Choir
 
Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy – arr. Kirby Shaw
More Than You Know – arr. Steve Zegree
Fever – arr. Deke Sharon
 
Northland Singers
 
Swiftly Glides the Bonny Boat – Ludwig van Beethoven
A Boy and a Girl – Eric Whitacre
Past Life Memories – Sarah Hopkins
In My Life –Lennon/McCartney, arr. Roger Emerson
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon, arr. Kirby Shaw
 
Northland Singers and Chamber Choir
 
Sing Spring – Lyrics by Alice Ellis, Music by Russell Thorngate
 
Combined Choirs and Audience
 
Northland College Hymn – Margaret Ristvedt, arr. Gil Vickers

 
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