Westminster College Student Singers and Musicians to Present Spring Choral Concert

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will present a Spring Choral Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Wallace Memorial Chapel. The Women's Chorus and Men's Chorus will present a combined Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, also at the Chapel.

The concerts are under the direction of Dr. Robin Lind, associate professor and director of choral activities. This is Lind's last concert at the College. She will retire at the end of the Spring Semester after 14 years at Westminster.

The Concert Choir and Chamber singers will present "An Afternoon of Choral Favorites." Selections on the program include "All My Trials" arranged by Norman Luboff, featuring student soloist Abigail Miles; and "Laughing Song" from poet William Blake's two poems set to music, 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 on the program include a song with the same title, featuring student Joseph Barber on the oboe and faculty member Edgar Groves conducting. Groves will also guest conduct "The Water is Wide," "Love is Enough," "Awakening," and "I Bought Me a Cat." The program will also include Kenyan folk song "Wana Baraka," accompanied by student Zachary Dernar on jembe.

Contact Lind at 724-946-7278 or email for additional information.  

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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