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April 10, 2014

Lake Erie College to Present Annual Spring Musical Arts Concert

The Lake Erie College Music Department will present its annual Spring Musical Arts Concert on Sunday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Morley Music Building.

This concert will include performances by The Lake Erie College Student and Community Chorus, under the direction of Roberta Whitely with Mary Crow, pianist; The Lake Erie College Flute Choir, under the direction of Judith Elias; Robert Godfrey, bass/baritone; College Organist Emeritus Dr. Mark Bell; student soloists; and guest trumpeter Erik Svoboda. Dr. Jerry Jaffe will also present a reading from Shakespeare.

The Chorus will perform two madrigals by Thomas Morley: "Now is the Month of Maying," and "My Bonnie Lass She Smileth." The Flute Choir will perform works by Schubert and Respighi and then combine forces with the Chorus on J.S. Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze" and the traditional Irish melody, "Be Thou My Vision," arranged by Mack Wilberg and arranged for flute choir by Judith Elias

Two LEC piano students of Roberta Whitely, Kenan Irish and Mindy Mitchell, will each perform works by Chopin. Kenan will performEtude in c minor, Op. 10, No. 12 "Revolutionary"and Mindy will perform Prelude in e minor, Op. 28. No 4. Representing the voice students of Robert Godfrey are Alva Kilianek, who will sing "Someone Like You" from Jekyll and Hyde and Christina Pratt, "Your Daddy's Son" from Ragtime.

Robert Godfrey and Dr. Bell will be collaborating on "The Call" from Five Mystical Pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Judith Elias, flute and Roberta Whitely, piano, will perform the first movement of the Sonata for Flute and Piano by American composer, Lita Grier. Dr. Bell will perform the J.S. Bach's familiar Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 on the E.M. Skinner Organ.

The Chorus and Flute Choir will conclude the program with an Americana theme with "Shenandoah," and organist Dr. Mark Bell, Robert Godfrey and Erik Svododa will join them for our National Hymn, "God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand."

The concert is free and open to the public. The Morley Music Building is not handicap-accessible. For more information, call 440 375-7030.

-LEC-

 
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