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Two Paris Junior College music groups, Bella Cantanti and the PJC Chorale, will combine efforts in a free concert Tuesday evening, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ray Karrer Theater. Music selections will range from early Renaissance to contemporary choral arrangements.
Selena Johnson will be this year’s student conductor, and student accompanist Katharine Weibe will join choir accompanist Linda Flanary.
“Our students have been working on this program since the fall as part of their repertoire for the year,” said PJC music instructor and director of choirs Philip Briggs. “This is a concert of traditional chorale music and we hope the public comes to enjoy our talented students’ performance.”
Selections to be performed by the Chorale include: “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls,” text by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and music by Mary Lynn Lightfoot; “Ave Maria” (motet), by Julio Dominguez; “Inimici Autem,” by Orlando di Lasso; “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” arranged by Mary Ann Cooper; “Benedictus” by Audrey Snyder; “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” arranged by John Purifoy; and “Get on Board in the Mornin’,” arranged by Audry Snyder.
Selections to be performed by Bella Cantanti include: “Spring Song,” by Janet Gardner; “He’s Gone Away,” arranged by Julie Wheeler; “Hello Girls,” by Lloyd Pfautsch; “Come Rejoice,” arranged by Joan Fyock; “A Girl’s Garden,” by Randall Thompson; and “And This Shall Be for Music,” by Mary Lynn Lightfoot.
For more information call 903-782-0343.