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September 16, 2011

Gala Concert Set For Homecoming Alumni Weekend

The Music Department of Lake Erie College will present a gala concert featuring the Lake Erie College Community Chorus, the Lake Erie College Flute Choir and faculty and student soloists Saturday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Morley Music Bldg. The event is part of the weekend-long festivities celebrating the College’s Homecoming Alumni Weekend.

The concert will include a repeat performance of Spring Haiku, a cantata for the Japanese victims of 3/11/11, written by Professor Paul Gothard (’73) and premiered in a Morley concert this past April.  The work is written for chorus, piano, flute and soprano solos and is based upon haiku written by ten Japanese poets.  Music faculty member Judith Elias will be flute soloist, and LEC alumna, Sunni (Light) Gothard (’73), will perform as soprano soloist.

The Flute Choir, now in the tenth anniversary year of its founding at LEC, will perform of group of works, including Palestrina’s, ExcultanteDeo, Jacques Castérède’s, Flûtes en Vacances, and a special arrangement of Ash Grove, recently written by Judith Elias.

The Lake Erie College Skinner organ will be well-represented with College Organist Dr. Mark Bell, performing the College Hymn and Pasticcio, by Jean Langlais.  LEC alumna, Deborah Hoffman (’11) will perform Chopin’s, Fantasie Impromptu.  Current piano student and LEC music minor Patrick Shelby will perform Debussy’s, Deux Arabesques. 

The free concert is presented as a gift to alumni and is open to the community. Morley Music Bldg. is located on the Lake Erie College campus at 391 W. Washington St., Painesville. For more information on this or other College events, visit


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