Maine! Singers Needed for Colby College Concert on April 7th 2018
Colby College – Walkers with the Dawn by Francine Trester – Ensemble Form
On April 7, 2018, Colby College’s Chorale and the Colby-Kennebec Choral Society will present a mini-masterwork by Berklee College of Music Professor of Composition, Francine Trester, entitled “Walkers with the Dawn,” with music set to the poetry of Langston Hughes. We are looking for music teachers and their students, as well as community members from across the Kennebec Valley and throughout the state of Maine to join us for the singing of this most extraordinary work. Soloists include Dana Whiteside, baritone, Fatimah Ali ’19, narrator, and Richard Dostie, piano.
Also featured on this concert are movement from Bob Chilcott’s “Aesop’s Fables,” Randall Thompson’s “The Last Words of David,” Emma Lou Diemer’s “3 Madrigals,” and Samuel Barber’s “Let Down the Bars, O Death.” Original poetry will sew the pieces together, and opening the concert will be Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “Songs of Travel” performed by graduating Colby College senior Liam Butchart ’18, with Anna Beth Rynders at the piano. While you would only be expected to sing on Francine’s piece, if you’d like to join us for any other pieces, we’re happy to have you as well!
Tuesday 03 April 2018 7:00-10:00 PM in Given Auditorium in the Bixler Center of Music and Art, Colby College
Thursday 05 April 2018 7:00-10:00 PM in Given Auditorium in the Bixler Center of Music and Art, Colby College
Saturday 07 April 2018 6:00 PM warm up, 7:30 PM concert in the Lorimer Chapel, Colby College
Learning Tracks: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I26pjY1xRIW2SGRJXPPqy0ABk67x2fP_
For those who are local to the Waterville area, this programme is rehearsed every Tuesday night at 7:00-9:00 PM in the Given Auditorium, Bixler Center of Music and Art, Colby College. You are welcome to join us for any rehearsals leading up to the concert week if you would like to get a head start.
If you would like to know more information about this concert, or future events at Choirs at Colby, please e-mail Eric Christopher Perry, Director of Choral Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan on joining us, please fill out the form below!